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Eating Your Boogers Healthy For You!

Added: Thursday, December 29th 2005 at 11:49am by AnaiBendai
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PICKING BOOGERS FROM THE NOSE AND EATING THEM IS ACTUALLY A NORMAL, INSTINCTUAL BEHAIVOR THAT HAS BEEN FROWNED UPON ONLY WITHIN THE LAST SEVERAL HUNDRED YEARS...

*to be read by Peter Jones like a "Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy" entry*

Mucophagy (literally mucus-eating, also referred as picking one's nose and eating it) is the consumption of the nasal mucus, boogers, and other detritus obtained from nose-picking.

Modern scientific research suggests that mucophagy seems to be a natural and even healthy activity, which exposes the digestive system to bacteria accumulated in the mucus, thereby helping to strengthen the overall immune system.

The body even naturally encourages the formation of a dense, salty coating to the boogers to make them more palatable. There is no other known reason for the high salt content in the mucus in the nose.

In mankind's caveman times - it would not have been strange to spend an evening sitting around with friends and sampling each other's boogers. It sounds disgusting - but its simply part of our instinctual primate grooming behaivors that have only recently been repressed through collective social training.

Studies done on dozens of feral human children found in the wild and raised by animals (and possessing no knowledge of modern social mores) show that they all spent at least a part of each day carefully clearing out their nostrils and consuming the boogers. It SOUNDS bestial and ignorant to us today - but Mother Nature (or God) always has a very good reason for putting non-learned, instinctual behaivor like this into our brains from the get go...

It has been speculated that the reason why humans have become so susceptible to viruses and bacterial infections in the last 500 years or so is indeed, because we have lost this beneficial, immune system strengthening behaivor.

Now this doesn't mean I'm going to start eating my own boogers to stay healthy... (the idea is revolting)... however, the next time you do catch someone popping a dandy into his or her mouth after coring out the old schnozz rockets... don't be so quick to judge them as dirty or disgusting or ignorant... remember that it's just an unconscious, instinctual behaivor that we all possess... and some people are just better at repressing it than others.

Bon appetite!

- Anai

User Comments

OMG!!!! [LOL][LOL][LOL] Where in the hell did the idea to write about eating boogers come from?? [TONGUE]

LOL!!!

Hey buddy, cool your jets. I have been eating my boogers for decades with no ill effects. In fact, I almost never get sick. Many common foods, such as cheese, yogurt, bread and beer are made with bacteria and yeast. Why are they not gross to eat. Vaccines are dead or dying germs injected into your body. Why pay for what your nose provides for free?  The nose candy taboo is absurd and probably started by uptight elementary school teachers. If you are not supposed to pick your nose, why then is your finger the perfect diameter for this activity from birth until death? If you choose not to pick and eat...good for you. But what do you care if others do? Granted, there is a time and place and I wouldn't "clean house" at a social event. This being said, don't judge what I and millions of others do in private.  If a little nose candy keeps me from being sick (which it seems to do), then I say snack away.

To each their own..... As he said - Bon appetite!~

to help those who do eat boogers realize if its good or bad
I don't eat my "boogers" never done it, never will. And I have a perfect immune system. I never get sick. This crap is all nasty and makes you look gross as your damn boogers. Eww.
Sometimes in the midst of all the looming darkness and impending horrors and wickedness and the dramatic, coming global changes... we just need to sit down around the fire and remember that we are just human beings... naked apes... and that we are very young as a species... still children to the Eyes of Eternity...
Wow! Dunno about testing it out though![SMILE]
haha, thanks for the laugh and actually writing about something fairly original. cheers to big fat green boogers and may you live long and strong!
Yes... I really dipped down into unknown territory with that one. Once in a while I'll do that just to "clear the pallete" so to speak.
OMG YES FINALLY! AN EXCUSE TO PICK MY NOSE WITH OUT GETTING YELLED AT!![COOL][SMILE][THUMBUP][WINK][WINK]

I'm 53 years old and have been munching on boogers since I was 3.  I never get sick and have strong erections too!

My boy's must have one of the best immune systems around then.Tongue out

I have alot of friends that like to pick their boogies and eat um... Personally i think its nasty.. now your website is giving them a reason to do it more often! THANKS!

OMG RON IM 87 AND I HAVE STRONG ERECTIONS TO!! WOOHOO TO HARD WENIES AND BOOGIES!!

I believe it does strengthen the immune system. I eat mostly organic food and take vitamins but I believe that unless your immune system gets a workout on small bacteria and viruses when the big ones do hit you get sick and suffer. I havent been sick in 8 years since starting to eat my booogers like I did when I was younger. Its natural in my opinion so there must be a reason.

Im glad to read this. :)

 

Ive been picking my nose and eating them since im a baby. and im 15 now.

I avoid to eat the slimy ones. Sometime at night i eat my booga and SOMETIME ITS BOOGA MIXED WIF BLOOD!!. I could taste the blood.

That's nasty
mmm boogies...i love um also i heard and try it out a bit that feces(poop) is real healthy too i like licking the tp when its skidded up
So you eat your SHIT?
So you eat your SHIT?
Fucking sick
U dirty bastard!! U eat shit!! That's a little too much!!
why are you people so mean so what if he eats things you dont doesnt make him any different how would you like to be called a bastard

that is the grossest.......ewe!

i really dont buy that, i work in a steel factory if i were to eat the crap my nose hair catches i would probably die. If that is true it would have to depend on the enviroment you spent most of your time in. Now if your a cook it probably wouldnt hurt. but it gross people dont let your kids eat boogers it ruins other peoples appetite

Ok, I'll admit I've been eating my boogers for 20+ years. I very rarely get sick which is a plus. I've had the idea in my head for many years that eating them was healthy for you given what your nose takes in. The only thing on this page that makes me sick is the fact that smithbomb420 eats his own crap, that's the sickest thing I've heard in a long time.

LOL xD

So that's how i've had perfect attendance throughout all of high school...

Oh yes...boogers.  What a tasty treat, for any time.  A delicious booger cannot be beat.  Morning boogers are my favorite, plump and fresh and what better time a day to pick such a bountiful harvest.  Nothing says "good morning like a fresh booger between the teeth....yummy.  I can't wait till I can pick some more ripe ones tomorrow morning!

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I agree I eat my wife boogars

Okay this real gross because i'm 13yrs old and don't eat my boogers... I knw that my immune system is bad but i'm not eating my boogers? And since i have a bad immune system i drink walborne???

Yea, i don't eat boogers at all. I still pick my nose even though I shouldn't but it's to clean my nose out. I don't like hard crusty boogers in my nose because it's irritating. And YES, I wash my hands afterwards! So there!!!! But i still think eating boogers is a bad habit. If you're 15, no 12 and you are eating your boogers, then there must be a problem. I never ate boogers in my lifetime!! That's totally disgusting, and you need to find a way to get rid of that habit. Yuck!

You know what, Im not sure how u all found this site in the first place. Probably looking for some gratification in knowing other people do it too. Hahaha.

lol i kno i did

 

yes ill admit it

 

im 10 and PICK MY BOOGERS

 

yea! how bout them apples!

 

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Lmao , thats exactly right !

I'd never admit it to anyone I know, but I'm 18 and I still eat them. I've had one fever over 100 that I can remember, and I've never had the flu. No one in my family has an amazing immune system so I can't see any connection there. I always wondered if my eating habits had anything to do with my ability to rarely get sick. I guess I know now.

I could have quoted you completely and it would have been my own story. I'm almost 22 and I have... yes... eaten my boogers for my entire life. I just recently had a conversation with my dad about how he wondered why I had such a good immune system while everyone else in the family gets sick frequently. I guess now I know.

And yes, I would never admit it so anyone. Not even my girlfriend ;)

I know. It's so hard to tell people cuz you feel like they'll judge u. I haven't told anyone

Im 40 and a conscious picker and rarely ever get sick, perhaps the eye boogers help as well LOL

Unfortunately, we are not cavemen (or cavewomen, for that matter) roaming the earth, and it seems to be that most of you having this conversation are at an age where you are at least expected to be mature. And yes, eating the extract in the morning ( whether it be hard or slimy) may be of use to your body, but it will be of very little use. Eating your mucus can be compared to a man holding 80lbs of junk, and then a fly comes along and lands on top. Yes, he may get an extra bit of a workout, but he will not become John Cena. If all of you feel so good about eating your boogers why don't you all try fish oil, it comes in a big bottle and and in little capsules. Your nails and your hair will thank you. there are also vitamins that our time has run into during the last century. Ladies and Gentlemen...we have the technology. Vitamins are absolutely amazing for your health. They come in gummy bear form, and yes, some even look like Fred Flinstone. Use the current human resources to your advantage. Personally, I prefer a sweet and chewy Fred Flinstone over boogers. Not to burst anyone's bubble or anything. By the way everyone, and not that it makes a difference, I'm 12. Have fun. little capsules so they are much easier to eat than your nasal extract. Fish oil can do wonders for your cracked and dry nails that just won't grow ( ladies). And guys,
Unfortunately, we are not cavemen (or cavewomen, for that matter) roaming the earth, and it seems to be that most of you having this conversation are at an age where you are at least expected to be mature. And yes, eating the extract in the morning ( whether it be hard or slimy) may be of use to your body, but it will be of very little use. Eating your mucus can be compared to a man holding 80lbs of junk, and then a fly comes along and lands on top. Yes, he may get an extra bit of a workout, but he will not become John Cena. If all of you feel so good about eating your boogers why don't you all try fish oil, it comes in a big bottle and and in little capsules. Your nails and your hair will thank you. there are also vitamins that our time has run into during the last century. Ladies and Gentlemen...we have the technology. Vitamins are absolutely amazing for your health. They come in gummy bear form, and yes, some even look like Fred Flinstone. Use the current human resources to your advantage. Personally, I prefer a sweet and chewy Fred Flinstone over boogers. Not to burst anyone's bubble or anything. By the way everyone, and not that it makes a difference, I'm 12. Have fun. little capsules so they are much easier to eat than your nasal extract. Fish oil can do wonders for your cracked and dry nails that just won't grow ( ladies). And guys,
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I also eat my boogers... and i will admit that i also rarely get sick... so there... lol

Eat boogers is grOSS. But i do it anyway! Although, only mine, not anybody else's! Yuk

{#basic-money-mouth.gif}I'm 23 and I have... yes... eaten my boogers for as long i could rember and till do.i have to say is it bad for you no.the reson way i say this every ones nose runs to the back of the mouth. when you get a runing nose if you dont blow out your nose you will get a thing called flim in the lungs and you eat some of this as you cough it up. now if its me that ben doing it for a long time. i have the same thing such a good immune system while everyone else in the family gets sick frequently.i swar i cant even remeber the last time ive ben sick and I've never had the flu or a fever. the only time i get sick is then i eat bad food.

I am 50 years old and have always eaten my boogers. I never get sick. In fact when I was in the Army in the 70's, they gave us experimental swine flu shots and half the platoon was put in the hospital, but a handful of us did not get as much as a fever. They took our blood to see if there was anything different. Perhaps we we closet booger eaters? besides that, what I want to discuss is booger preference. I like the ones that are chewy. The slimy ones are too much trouble to eat, but a good chunky/chewy booger is a delicacy.

I agree my wife in the morning times haves big chunky boogars that I sometimes eat ilove thick chunky white boogars

I am 20 years old, and i eat my boogers. I dont get sick very often. In fact I cant remember being sick since I was about six years old with the chicken pox. So I would reccomend eating boogers to boost your immune system, and they taste salty too.

Heard.  I eat my boogers too.  I'm a medical professional.  When I was younger I tried to make myself stop but I would find myself doing it unconsciously.  Now that I have a medical education I realize that it makes every bit of sense to do it and I only hide it for social reasons.  And yes, I am an extremely healthy individual.

My sentiments exactly. I'm in the medical field also. --Romek
I hide it too... Because if my friends see it they won't talk to me... My parents have seen me though...
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Lmfao sweet [picks nose] [pops a dandy in my mouth ] mmmm yummy. Better than sonic burgers
Ha hah fascinating! Truth is indeed stranger than fiction. I was unaware of the health benefits of mucus consumption.  Well, I'm 33, a male, and I've been digging for gold inside my nose since I was a boy. I have always loved it but have thought about stopping as of lately because, for some reason, I've been feeling repulsed by the practice. Actually, all my life I have felt it, just more lately. Recently, I made a lot of healthful changes in my life and I was considering quitting the picking and consuming. However, after reading your article and being both astonished and having laughed so hard, I hereby decide to continue my nasal digging/consumption.  Anai, very informational, highly educational, and especially hysterical! Thank you for the insight. We're all still just cavemen roaming the Earth. Good luck to all my fellow "excavators" and keep on digging and recycling. Be well ;-)
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Im 16 & i have been In my nostrils since i was 3 . I never knew why i even started , probably beacause of curiousity . But this explains why i have very good health . Ive only gotten extremly ill with fever about two times in my life , and around those times i actually tried to cut back on booger eating . Highly informational & beyond all HILLARIOUS ! VIVA LA BOOOOGER !
I'm glad I still dig for gold then. Nd go figure I rarely get sick
Im 15 and tend to eat the nice hard ones sometimes... I know it's a bad habit... My little brothers do it too...
Love bogeys. Best ones are when I'm hungover.
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I do love a chewy booger, now i know why im never sick and get time off of school ! xD
I am 33 pregnant with my 7th child, I am in gd health, stand at 5 7 and when not pregnant have an average weight of around 8 and a half stone. I am always told I looks great!!! That I look about 24 and that people would never guess I have or are on my 7th child. I do not get ill and all my prgnancys have been healthly. Do I have a gd diet? Hell no!!!!! I don't eat fruit or veg love meat red and White and have an extremely sweet tooth. So how am I so healthy????? Bogies!!!!! So yea I guess u could say I eat my greens ;)
So should I start eating my boogies
Do what you have to do to satisfy your desires ...I guess...no judgments, because it's not anyone's place to judge why someone is different. I praise those who are proud to come out about their 'secret' and I praise those that don't mind where they are and let them rip. Some benefit some don't. So it's humanity; get over it judging people .
I'm do glad I'm not the only one that feels that way
That's just gross!!!!
Its yummy. Try it.
"Where's the beef"?!
I am 13 and I eat my boogers. Even if I eat my boogers, thinking about it makes me vomit. I dont know why. I had influenza once. The year after my medicine I took for not getting one. I barely get sick apart from my natural migranes that I get every so often. I am so healthy! Im glad that I have an excuse of eating my boogers!
I almost died laughing reading this! Wait, no... I made it out alive thanks to a boogie! Yay! *happy dance*
Ewe boogers now I am going to do my disco dance
Boogers ewe! Now I am going to do my disco dance bye :D
I should start selling my boogers to all you guys. Charge double for the really ripe ones.
I'm a closet picker too, but what I don't get is how anyone could ever eat someone else's?? That just bbbleggh
Boogies yummmmm
I don't know why I read the comments. I'm gunna throw up. I'm a 13 year old girl, and I occasionally pick my nose (everyone has at some point). But I've never even considered putting that vile stuff in my mouth. It goes straight in the bin. Ew.ew.ew.ew.

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