They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but this woman in China claims eating bugs can help her stay strong and healthy.
In a compilation video, the vlogger shows herself eating five different types of insects and claiming they have high nutritional value.
Whilst some web users doubted if it’s a fake video, other enjoyed watching her gorging on the insects in bulk.
A Chinese vlogger posts video of herself eating full trays of insects and claims that the insects are a good source of protein. She is seen eating cicadas (left) and pupa (right)
The video clip, posted on Watermelon Video, shows the young woman holding a tray of cooked insects in front of the camera.
It’s said that the woman live-streams herself eating insects and earns money from it.
The woman, whose name was not revealed, can be seen eating centipedes, silkworms, scorpions, pupa and mealworms.
‘These are good sources for traditional Chinese medicine and they are high in protein,’ she explained before stuffing them into her mouth.
She repeatedly mentioned that eating insects could heal rheumatism, a musculo-skeletal pain which couldn’t be attributed to any injury.
The video has also been posted onto Facebook, and users are questioning if she actually consume the insects.
The vlogger enjoys eating roasted scorpions (left) and centipedes on skewers (right) as she explains those are good source of traditional Chinese medicine
Insects eating, or known as entromophagy, is being promoted as a new healthy diet trend as insects are found to contain higher protein content than meat and fish
‘Does anyone else notice that she puts them in her mouth and she chews them – but she never swallows them??? Right when her mouth is the fullest and it’s time to swallow, it cuts to the next bug,’ said Facebook user ‘Wendy Lee’.
Others found it disgusting to watch. They claimed it was unacceptable to eat insects.
‘As she ate it [pupa], I gagged just imagining how the insides burst into her mouth,’ said ‘JehNee Vee’.
Insects eating, or known as entomophagy, has become a trending eating habit which is supposed to provide twice as much protein per 100g as meat and fish, according to a report published by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations.
Entomophagy also claimed to be rich in protein, with good fats and high in calcium, iron and zinc.
Insects already form a traditional part of many regional and national diets such as central Africa, Thailand, Laos and China.