Scientists say eating boogers is good for teeth and overall health

Here's some strange news from the Health and Science Desk: Scientists conclude eating boogers is good for your teeth and overall health.

Was this an actual study, or did the scientists want an excuse to eat their boogers shame-free? 

Scientists from Harvard and MIT say parents shouldn't discourage their kids from picking their noses because they contain "a rich reservoir of good bacteria."

They also maintain that eating snot can prevent bacteria from sticking to your teeth, and can even defend against respiratory infections, stomach ulcers, and HIV.

HIV?! Who knew the potential cure was right under our noses this whole time!

Researchers are now working to create a synthetic mucus toothpaste and chewing gum to harness the benefits of boogers.

Co-author Dr Scott Napper, professor of biochemistry at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, said:

"Nature pushes us to do different things because it is to our advantage to have certain behaviors, to consume different types of foods. So maybe when you have an urge to pick your nose and eat it, you should just go with nature."

Austrian lung specialist Professor Friedrich Bischinger added:

"Eating the dry remains of what you pull out is a great way of strengthening the body's immune system."

We're not sure what to make of this scientific break through. We don't want to see you pick your nose and eat your boogers. Even if it really is good for you, nobody wants to see that.

Read more at the Telegraph UK.

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