What if I told you that people who pick their noses (and then eat their boogers) are “healthier, happier, and more in tune with their bodies?”
Would you be more inclined to believe that information if Dr. Friedrich Bischinger, an Austrian doctor specializing in lungs, told you?
According to Dr. Bischinger, “with the finger you can get to places you just can’t reach with a handkerchief, keeping your nose far cleaner. And eating the dry reamins of what you pull out is a great way of strengthening the body’s immune system.”
That’s because boogers are filled with trapped bacteria. Kids would pick their noses, eat the boogers, and their immune system would then be exposed to the bacteria. This makes the immune system work and so it becomes stronger.
I’m not completely convinced yet, but it makes sense to me.
My little sister used to pick her nose when she was younger. After she got into bed she would pick her nose and eat it in secret. According to her, it tasted salty.
That sounds pretty gross, but I admit that she is happier and more in tune with her body, compared to my other sister and me.
There’s no scientific evidence on the health effects of booger-picking and booger-eating…yet. But wouldn’t it be funny if your kids knew best all along?
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