You might think picking your nose is gross, but a study from Washington explains why it’s actually good for you.

The researchers say parents should not actively discourage kids from picking their noses because they claim eating the snot might be good for teeth and overall health.

They claim the snot is full of good bacteria and can keep bacteria from sticking to teeth. It can also help immune systems fight infections.

“Nature pushes us to do different things because it is to our advantage to have certain behaviors, to consume different types of foods,” said research co-author Scott Napper, who is a professor of biochemistry at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada.

Next time you feel like picking your nose, maybe you should just go with the flow and let your fingers do its job.

It is said that our nose is a filter that stores bacteria. When that bacteria mixture enters into our intestines, it acts like a medicine.

Now that you know the benefits, you can pick your nose and eat it more freely! No need to say ew anymore..

Read more at American Society for Microbiology

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