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Eating boogers may be good for you

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sat, July 1, 2017 | 01:11 pm
Eating boogers may be good for you

Eating dried nasal mucus has been found to stop cavity-causing bacteria from sticking to teeth and has been helpful in defending against respiratory infection and stomach ulcers. (Shutterstock/File)

According to a new study, parents may want to consider allowing their children to eat their boogers.

Scientists at both MIT and Harvard have found that dried nasal mucus contains beneficial bacteria, and consuming it may help boost the immune system.

“Eating the dry remains of what you pull out is a great way of strengthening the body’s immune system,” Austrian lung specialist Professor Friedrich Bischinger said, as quoted by The Telegraph.

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Eating dried nasal mucus has been found to stop cavity-causing bacteria from sticking to teeth and has been helpful in defending against respiratory infection and stomach ulcers.

Professor of biochemistry at the University of Saskatchewan, Dr. Scott Napper, told The Telegraph, “Nature pushes us to do different things because it is to our advantage to have certain behaviors, to consume different types of foods." (sul/kes)

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