The Nutrition Facts Of Pest Control

New Year's Day is the mark for new beginnings for many people. The previous year is officially over, and a new one awaits with a list of resolutions and goals for the coming months.
A common resolutions shared by many is to simply lose weight. Especially after the gauntlet of holidays, beginning with 5 pound bags of candy for Halloween, to a full order of pies for Thanksgiving, to every baked good imaginable for Christmas and ending with the party of all parties for New Year's Eve, New Year's Day is the perfect time to resolve oneself to healthy eating and consistent exercise.

While certain menu items and ingredients are far from common in Western civilizations, these little critters are an important part of the meal in other parts of the world. And, if eaten wisely, can actually provide a power-packed punch of nutrition.

Crickets. Need a little pick-me-up? One hundred grams of crickets give you over 12 grams of protein, a perfect power snack to avoid the needful power nap. You'll also get about 75 miligrams of calcium. And if that's not enough, crickets also give you 63% of your daily value of iron.
Termites. Termites represent the Atkins end of the nutritional spectrum, as they provide no carbohydrates. Expect just over 14 grams of protein and a whopping 75 mg of calcium per 100 grams. Take a few of those in your pocket to the gym and see what kind of reaction you get from your lifting buddies.

Nutrition Facts

Caterpillars. If termites are a sufficient source of protein before a workout, then caterillars make up the extreme brand you can only find behind the counter at your local GNC store. No carbohydrates. At only 370 calories and an impressive 28.2 grams of protein per 100 grams, they are a prime additive for your next protein shake. Maybe add a little chocolate for flavor.
Scorpions. Scorpions are leaders in the candy department. All 39 grams of carbohydrates come from sugar. They are the go-to for an injection of quick energy. They are basically the closest thing to a candy bar. Move over Snickers - "Scorpions Satisfy".

Just need something to snack on? Next time you come across a large amount of maggots, take a few handfuls, put them in the fryer until they're crispy. Maggots are quite high in calories, so if prepared properly, can be the next best things to a bag of potato chips.
Or, if you ever happen to be in the Southwestern regions of China, make time to visit an actual insect food factory. Operations begain in 2009 with the help of seven patents. The owner, Li Jinsui, is considered to be a pioneer by some who believe insects will play a large role in balancing nutritional defeciencies in those areas of the world. All visitors to the factory are offered a sampling of bamboo worms.

Bug appetit!
Steve Bitter is a Marketing Manager with Bulwark Exterminating, based in Mesa, AZ. Bulwark Exterminating is an industry leader in providing high quality pest control service. Bulwark is fully operational in seven states, including eleven major cities. While Bulwark provides pest extermination for common insects such as ants, roaches, crickets and spiders, the company’s differentiating specialty is scorpion control. Bulwark uses the finest and most effective products in the world to solve common pest problems.

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This article is contributed by Steve Bitter posted by Rizwan Ahmad Author and founder of myfoodforu blog He is a blogger from India and he loves to share his thoughts by writing articles on  the different topics related to humanity,

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