Watch out, dirty food cause disease! It seems that expression, is no longer valid, because according to a study, feces may also be needed because it provides additional nutrients for humans. How?

Researchers at Cornell University in New York shows, eating mud or clay can actually be healthy stomach. Eating dirt or mud-consuming geophagy namely to protect the stomach against toxins, parasites and pathogens.

According to a study published in June 2011 in the journal The Quarterly Review of Biology, the research led by Dr. Sera Young, has studied more than 480 cultures along with the missionaries, doctors, horticulturist, and explorers. They found that the earth acts as a shield against parasites and poisonous plants.

Sera Dr. Young said, geophagy culture was first derived from the time of Hippocrates more than 2,000 years ago. At that time, geophagy do women in the early stages of pregnancy and pre-teen children.

Therefore, the second time that period is most sensitive to parasites and pathogens.

This condition is also common in the tropics that microbes associated with food abundance.

The study also found that people tend to eat dirt when she felt a stomach ache.


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