Should You Start Chowing Down on Chitin?
Chitin, found in crustacean shells, insects and spiders, is often described as a valuable prebiotic fiber, but it's inflammatory and linked to allergies.
Chitin is a polysaccharide found in the exoskeleton of most arthropods, which include insects, spiders, scorpions and centipedes, as well as crabs, crayfish and lobsters
An animal study suggests that when chitin is consumed, it activates the immune system, which in turn may reduce weight gain and body fat while increasing resistance to o…
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