Most of the parents scold children for picking their noss and when the contents are eaten up the kids do get a piece of their parents mind apart from making it seem gross for the people who by mistake got a glance of the kid doing the gross act.
But to be frank, nose picking is not rare! Children do it in the open, without being offended no matter who ever is present near them, while adults do it in private, either when you are all alone bored or while in the toilet.
According to a latest study, however, we should in fact be eating our bogies and encouraging our kids to do the same, gross it is!
But this study proves that bogies actually have an array of health benefits - and they could be particularly important for growing children.
The study found that contents of the nose contains salivary mucins which forms a barrier against cavity-causing bacteria, Kidspot reports.
On a wider angle, researchers are even now looking into a way to create synthetic mucus that could be made into chewing gum or toothpaste to provide the same benefits.
What’s more, there’s evidence to suggest the mucus in the bogies could defend the body against respiratory infection, stomach ulcers and HIV.
Austrian lung specialist Prof Friedrich Bischinger believes people who pick their noses are healthy, happier and probably better in tune with their bodies than others.
And eating the dry remains of what you pull out is a great way of strengthening the body’s immune system. Medically it makes great sense and is a perfectly natural thing to doProf Friedrich Bischinger, Austrian lung specialist
“In terms of the immune system, the nose is a filter in which a great deal of bacteria are collected, and when this mixture arrives in the intestines it works just like a medicine,” he added.
The doctor believes that the unhygienic stigma around nose-picking business should let go and children should be encouraged to do so.
This study comes up despite previous reports and advice from doctors claiming picking your nose can result in bleeding and actually encourage germs.