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5 Celebrities Who Think Bug Eating Is The New Healthy

It's all the rage among the famous-ites

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31 March 2017

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Celebs Who Eat Inssects

It’s hard to find celebrities eating out like common peeps but it’s downright shocking, disgusting and amazing at the same time when you find that some of them LOVE feasting on insects and bugs.

Yes, it’s not just Jolie and her family who like to snack on fried ants, some famous faces are a big fan of smoked grasshoppers, sautéed crickets and grilled cockroaches.

While some do it as a stunt, others find these edible bugs to be full of nutrient value. Scientists, all around the world, are urging people to turn to entomophagy (the practice of eating insects) for the future of plants and other animals.

Insects are now being deemed as appetising mini- livestock's to protect the environment and improve health.

According to a study by Quartz Media, 2 billion people eat insects around the world, primarily in Africa, Asia, and Latin America — some because of no other option and some as part of their heritage.
It's hard to believe but studies have proved that some edible bugs provide a sizable portion of the needed daily dose of protein, calcium, zinc and iron. They also emit fewer greenhouse gases than traditional livestock and they’re everywhere.

In case you need some more reasons to try out a fried cricket, a famous celebrity thinks eating insects is the future of healthy eating. Keep scrolling to find out who said that.

1. Zac Efron

To prove his love for exotic food, the Baywatch actor dropped by the George Lopez show and ate a Scorpio on a toast and rated it ‘really good’. He also tried a Taiwanese cricket and declared it the ‘best one’ — bravery, publicity or honesty, we’re impressed, Efron!

Zac Efron Eating Bugs

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2. Salma Hayek

Want a healthy eternal glow like Hayek? She recommends making ants and grasshoppers a part of a regular diet.
The 50-year old who looks like 25 says bugs are a part of her culinary heritage. Her favourites are fried ants with a little guacamole and smoky grasshoppers.

3. Jessica Simpson

She travelled far and wide for her VH1 reality show, The price of beauty. Her mission took her to Thailand where she gobbled a few bugs to increase her metabolism.

Jessica Simpson eating bugs

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4. Shailene Woodley

The Fault in our Stars is perhaps the biggest entomophagy endorser. Woodley has been pretty vocal about her eco-conscious choices. Once, in an interview, she said, ““I’ve eaten ants and that was great. And June bugs, that was great. I think the future of food is in insects, so we’ll see what happens."

Shailene Woodley Eating Bugs

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5. Angelina Jolie

Jolie’s eldest kids, Maddox and Pax are from Cambodia and they enjoy chomping on crickets. She too has occasionally snacked on them.
It's clear the 41-year-old mum of six is no stranger to eating bugs: "I first had them when I was first in the country," she says. "Crickets, you start with crickets. Crickets and a beer and then you kind of move up to tarantulas."