When we think of healthy habits, we think about working out, eating well, and alleviating stress — we don't usually picture passing gas or burping. However, there are a number of grossthings that are shockingly good for you, and although we aren't suggesting going around tooting everywhere you go, you definitely don't have to feel ashamed whenever you let some gas pass. Some healthy habits seem nasty, but in reality, they can benefit your health in ways you may have not imagined.
"Certain habits may seem 'gross,' especially when they are related to some bodily functions such as passing gas or belching, that can produce unpleasant sounds or smells," physician and health and wellness expert Nesochi Okeke-Igbokwe, M.D., M.S. tells Bustle. "However, when you come to understand the physiological necessity of some of these habits in our day to day lives, you can then appreciate how some of these actions considered so 'gross' may actually be quite beneficial to your health."
These habits may not be the first thing you think of when you picture good health, but it's time to adjust your mindset and embrace the weird. Here are six gross things that are shockingly good for you, according to experts.