The recent UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s report on harvesting insects to help fight world hunger created a lot of headlines. It also got a lot of people thinking and talking about the topic. Though the thought of eating insects is, for most Americans and Europeans, a tough one to swallow, there’s actually a lot to love about bugs. Seriously. Now’s the time to take a fresh look at our multi-limbed friends as a palate-expanding, potentially very useful, healthy food option worth considering. Before your gag reflex gets the best of you, consider the upsides. If helping to fight world hunger isn’t enough, then start by thinking of insect-eating as the next culinary frontier – an adventure on your plate – and one that happens to be packed with numerous earth and body-loving benefits.