It’s time to shake up your world (and everyone else’s)! Here are 8 Gross Habits That You Think Are Not Good But Are Actually Good. You should reconsider before giving up.
We’ve all got them. We’ll never discuss them. We’re embarrassed to admit them. Nonetheless, we’ll continue to perform them every day. Occasionally aggressively, but generally subtly. That’s how filthy habits are. It’s nearly impossible to stop once you get started!
So what if we told you you didn’t have to stop? That your ostensibly disgusting habits have hidden health benefits?
8 Gross Habits That You Think Are Not Good But Are Actually Good
To put it another way, peeing in the shower. Even if people claim they haven’t done it, the truth is that over 75% of people have admitted to conducting this ‘gross’ activity at least once in their lives! And that’s fine. 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!
Spitting is probably one of the most repulsive activities (especially when done in public). Although we do not recommend it in normal circumstances, it may be beneficial after exercise. When you exercise, spitting can help you breathe easier. Normally, we breathe through our noses. However, we tend to use our mouths for the same purpose while working out. This causes an increase in saliva production, which can cause breathing to become difficult. So, spit when you exercise.
Gum for Chewing
It’s not just the chewing of gum that’s repulsive. It spits it out and sticks it in strange places. Nonetheless, chewing gum has its own set of advantages, even if it isn’t particularly healthy. According to one study, chewing gum can improve your focus, memory, and stress levels, as well as bring your hormones back into balance by increasing cortisol levels. This gives it a competitive advantage over coffee!
Farting is good. It’s an obnoxious, smelly habit that’s more of an impulse to be precise. Holding things in to save face isn’t the way to go. Your digestive tract begins to create nitrogen and carbon dioxide about 6 hours after each meal. Farting aids in the release of these gases, which if not managed properly can cause bloating and tummy aches. Why hold it in when humans release gas roughly 14 times each day on average (excluding the 3 to 5 times you fart when sleeping)? Let it all hang out!
Burping is considered impolite, although it is required. Burping assists in the release of extra air that may have entered your system, particularly after a large meal. You risk suffering chest pain if you suppress your burps because the gases created stay in your stomach, sending gastric acid to your gullet. Excessive burping, on the other hand, can be a concern and an indication of acid reflux disease. In such instances, you should consult a physician.
When people are nervous, they frequently bite their nails. This habit has been criticised 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! Furthermore, research has shown that youngsters who bite their nails or suck their thumbs are less likely to develop allergies.
Digging Your Nose And Eating Your Nose
It wouldn’t surprise me if we got the most “Eww! Gross!” at this one. This is a truly repulsive habit, but it is not without benefits. According to one study, eating your own boogers can boost your immune system. Snot is high in salivary mucins, which aid in the fight against the bacteria that causes cavities. Furthermore, when eaten, they stimulate your immune system to produce more white blood cells, allowing it to fight the bacteria in your boogers.
Skipping A Bath
When we’re feeling lazy, we all skip showers. As it turns out, this is a good thing. Showering depletes your body of its essential oils, which aid in protecting and hydrating it. This is true even if you simply take a hot shower without scrubbing your body with soap. Showers kill healthy bacteria, which are essential for your body’s proper functioning. What is the story’s moral? If you want glowing, elastic, healthy skin, limit your showering to a couple of times per week at most.
Some of these seem outlandish, don’t they? Even if they do, they are supported by science! So, the next time someone criticises you for your bad habits, just show them.