One of the worst memories for people is how they suddenly caught in eating his own snot. Even the mere thought of it silences many of us. Of course, the bugs completely natural, but they are known, are not food.
But now scientists from several universities, including Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said that parents should not discourage their kids from picking their noses. They claim that ingesting boogers is a “rich source of bacteria” and is good for the teeth.
In a study published in the American Journal of Microbiology , said that the nozzles can strengthen the immune system and help fight respiratory infections and stomach ulcers.
Professor Scott Napper, co-author and biochemist at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, explained that snot and boogers are good for boosting the immune system.
“From an evolutionary point of view, we have evolved into a very dirty conditions, and may therefore our commitment to the sterility of the environment and the behavior actually does not work in our favor.”
One of the participants in the study, Professor Friedrich Bishinger pulmonologist, said that the bugs do not have to be fresh.
“The use of the dry remains of what you pull out is a great way to strengthen the body’s immune system. From a medical point of view, it makes perfect sense and is a perfectly natural thing. From the point of view of the nose of the immune system is a filter that collects a large number of bacteria, and when the mixture enters the intestine, it acts as a medicine. “
Now a team of scientists to find out all the benefits of snot, plans to create a chewing gum and toothpaste, including synthetic gnats with a similar bacterial composition.
But we can only guess what will be the flavors in these products are extremely useful.