ExoTerra - Omega Nutrients
Insects are not only a sustainable source of protein, but the oils extracted from them are viable source for healthy omega's. Scientists from Wageningen University studied which insects can give the best quality oil. The oil ( Omega-3 ) contained a multitude of fatty acids essential for healthy living. The omega-3 fats are essential to your overall health
Insect omega-3 fatty acids are now known to be essential for health, the omega-3 fats and
physicochemical properties are anti-arrhythmic (preventing or counteracting cardiac arrhythmia), anti-thrombotic (prevents thrombosis or a blood clot within a blood vessel), anti-atherosclerotic (preventing fatty deposits and fibrosis of the inner layer of your arteries), and anti-inflammatory (counteracting inflammation – the heat, pain, swelling, etc).
Insects also provide eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which are mostly promoted for their protective effects on your heart. Researchers found out that these fatty acids can improve brain development as well as prevents the risk of certain conditions such as depression, asthma, ADHD, dementia, Alzheimer's disease and rheumatoid arthritis.
The benefits of omega-3 fats truly run the gamut, as Insect's oil is highly regarded as a stable source of healthy omega-3
- Coronary heart disease and stroke
- Essential fatty acid deficiency in infancy (retinal and brain development)
- General brain function, including memory and function
Parkinson’s diseaseADHD Autoimmune disorders (e.g., lupus and nephropathy)
- Crohn’s disease
Cancers of the breast, colon, and prostate
- Mild hypertension
- Rheumatoid arthritis