If you're the type that likes to pick your nose and eat it, there's good news for you!
Turns out snot, although gross, is actually full of healthy bacteria that can help protect your teeth and according to one study can help prevent infection.
According to the biological department at MIT, there is some evidence that the mucus in snot could fight off respiratory infections and stomach ulcers.
One Austrian respiratory specialist claims that people who pick their noses are healthier, happier and more in-tune with their bodies.
‘Eating the dry remains of what you pull out [of your nose] is a great way of strengthening the body’s immune system,’ he said.
'Medically it makes great sense and it's a perfectly natural thing to do'
‘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.’
Next time your kid starts digging at his nostrils maybe just go with it.