Why Cockroach Milk Is the New Health Obsession
Health freaks will go to extreme lengths in the name of nutrients (and staying one step ahead of the trend), but I’m not afraid to say it: The latest “superfood” is just plain gross.
Taking stomach-churning to a whole new level is cockroach milk, which is comprised of the nutrient-rich milk crystals found inside the Pacific Beetle cockroach. This species uses said protein crystals as food for cockroach infants, but new research suggests that it could be beneficial to humans, too, as it’s one of the most nourishing and highly caloric substances on the planet.
While the aforementioned benefits sound fine and all, as a beauty editor I needed to know if it had an “prettifying” benefits (what else could entice me to drink insect milk?), so I asked Rachel Nazarian, M.D. at Schweiger Dermatology Group to weigh in.
“The levels of growth hormone in this particular liquid are unknown, and there is evidence that shows that growth hormones may exacerbate acne in certain individuals,” Dr. Nazarian explains.
Source: Yahoo! News – Why Cockroach Milk Is the New Health Obsession By, The Editors, House Beautiful