Are crickets paleo?
Yes, crickets are definitely paleo and can absolutely be consumed on a paleo-friendly diet.
Crickets and other insects played a big role in the evolution of the human species, in fact back in our hunter-gatherer days, they ensured we got enough protein between successful hunts. Our paleo ancestors made use of whatever they could scavenge: fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts and of course, insects.
So vital were crickets and other bugs back then, it has been found that they accounted for up to 20 percent of the total caloric intake of some traditional cultures and indigenous peoples.
Crickets are one of the most paleo-friendly food sources around and are one of the least-processed animal products available.
An advocate of the paleo-diet should aim to meet the following dietary criteria:
• A protein intake of at least 19-35% as opposed to the 15% found in most modern Western diets
• A carbohydrate intake of at most 35-45 percent, focusing on reduced glycemic index
• A high fibre intake, derived from sources other than traditional grains
• A higher intake of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and plant phytochemicals
• Higher potassium and lower sodium levels as this is the ratio of natural, unprocessed fruits and vegetables.
• A moderate to higher fat intake, being sure they are derived from healthy fats like monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, Omega-3 and Omega-6.
It is clear then that Gymsect products tick every box.
The natural, entovegan formulas made from cricket and plant ingredients are perfect for anyone adhering to the paleo lifestyle.