Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within days > Health-in-Motion 28 March 2017 Eating bugs While most Westerners are relatively new to the idea of eating bugs, many cultures around the globe have long included a variety of insects in their traditional diets. International development experts have suggested that edible insects could offer a more sustainable alternative to fish and meat, but to do so, the critters need to provide more than just protein. A new report has found that grasshoppers, crickets and mealworms contain enough minerals including calcium, copper, zinc and in some cases iron to fill our dietary requirements. Eat up! 0 More: Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within daysHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Fitness 5 reasons why old-school aerobics is still the best workout Parenting What’s the best sex position to conceive a baby? Sex Can the Pill lower her sex drive? Your questions answered Lifestyle This is why you have to pee so often in the morning Lifestyle SEE: The science of smartphone addiction Medical Can gene therapy be used to cure Aids? From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Live healthier Fact or myth? » Clearing up the confusion around coconut oil Coconut – the 'fruit of life' Can coconut oil really help you lose weight? Experts dish on the high-cal weight-loss tactic. Sobering perks! » 5 tips to avoiding a hangover Can you really be allergic to alcohol? Is giving up booze for a month actually worth it? Many people commit to "Dry January" – but does it do your body any good?