Maybe you were one of those kids who picked their nose and ate it. Or maybe you still do. Either way – it’s all good!
According to the research in the journal of the American Society for Microbiology, boogers are filled with a “rich reservoir of good bacteria.”
Snot not only helps keep bacteria from sticking to teeth – it may also help the immune system fight against respiratory infections, stomach ulcers, and HIV. Wow..
Apparently scientists are now in the process of creating a synthetic mucus toothpaste and chewing gum in an attempt to replicate the magic of our own snot. Go science!