Let’s face it. We’ve all got a few strange or bad behaviours that we try to hide. They’re filthy and strange, and we’re always embarrassed to bring them up. But what if we told you that you don’t have to quit doing these disgusting things? What if the seemingly odd behaviours we do are actually beneficial to our health?
Surprisingly, there are a few disgusting habits that are beneficial to your health. So it turns out that indulging in them isn’t all that horrible. Here are a few worth mentioning:
1. Peeing in the shower
Although only a few would admit to it, the truth is that almost everyone has engaged in this “golden shower” pastime at least once in their lives. And there’s no need to feel embarrassed. Due to the presence of ammonia and uric acid in your urine, peeing while bathing can help prevent toe fungal infections. You’ll also save money on water and toilet paper this way!
It’s an annoying, smelly habit, but it is good. We’re all embarrassed to discuss farts, and many of us even hold them in while in public. Did you know, though, that our bodies are prone to releasing a lot of gas? When we digest food, our digestive tract produces carbon dioxide and methane, which causes us to fart. Farts aid in the elimination of harmful gases. Holding in your fart can cause bloating and abdominal pain. So if you need to fart, just let it out!
Rude – but it’s necessary! Nothing beats a good burp after a big dinner for feeling good and satisfied (I love it!) . However, repressing it and keeping it inside might result in gas and even pain in the chest. Burping allows us to get rid of the air in our stomach. However, if you’re burping excessively, see a doctor, because it could be an indication of acid reflux disease.
4. Eating your snot/ booger
Gross, but if it’s kinda healthy, then why not? After all, some people do have the urge to stick their fingers into their mouths after picking their noses. According to one study, picking and eating boogers can help your immune system. Salivary mucins, which are abundant in snot, aid in the battle against bacteria that cause cavities. Furthermore, when you eat them, your immune system produces more white blood cells, allowing it to combat the bacteria in your boogers.
5. Skipping shower
When we’re feeling sluggish, we all skip showers. It turns out that this is beneficial to us! Although not showering may appear to be a bad decision, skipping a shower now and then may really enhance your skin. Showering on a daily basis can deplete the skin’s natural oils, resulting in dryness, as well as alter the microbiota. Even if you only take a hot shower and don’t scrub your body with soap, this is true. Why get rid of good microorganisms that are necessary for your body’s optimum functioning? Skip the shower a couple of times every week if you want radiant, elastic, healthy skin.
6. Biting your nails
Do you still bite your nails? Maybe not, but pretty sure some of you still do. Nail biting has been criticized for being dangerous because it exposes you to bacteria, which can cause stomach infections and other problems. There is, however, a catch. Your immune system responds by producing extra white blood cells in order to combat the microorganisms you eat. If the same bacteria enters your body again, your immune system will be completely prepared to fight it!
7. Not shaving down there
Some people opt to get their pubic hair removed. Pubic hair, on the other hand, may have some advantages, such as cushioning against friction during sexual intercourse and even providing some protection against certain diseases. It’s also worth noting that removing pubic hair carries the danger of damage in the form of cuts and burns. So, if you’re a little hairy down there, don’t worry! Shaving isn’t required in any case.
8. Excessive chewing
Although the sight of someone chewing their food interminably may be unappealing, taking care to chew your food thoroughly is actually beneficial. Chewing is a crucial step in the digestive process. Chewing breaks down the meal into more easily digestible morsels and produces saliva, which aids in the digestion of the food in the gut.
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