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Just Have A Bite: Why We Become Squeamish About Eating Bugs

Whenever we encounter some new type of food, we would probably hesitate a bit before trying it. If you're more adventurous, you might just go ahead and dig in.

For a lot of people, eating insects is an exotic practice, something that you may not see that often or even think about doing. But when you go to places in Asia or Africa, it's part of their culture.

Julie Lesnik, an anthropologist, explores the practice of entomophagy and wrote about it in her dissertation. At the very least, having insects in your diet not only would cut down costs but it can prove to be healthier.

(Image credit: Wikimedia Commons)

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