Sand has no nutritional value for you unless you’re a plant but for this grand old lady that didn’t matter. She thinks it’s the most tasty thing in the world and consumes it daily.
78-year-old Kusmawati, a woman from India, experienced painful bloating and upset stomachs quite regularly as a child. But according to her, as soon as she started eating sand, the pain went away and her chronic stomach pain was cured in no time.
Kusmawati claims sand has a salty and sweetish taste to it that it tastes like sugar to her!
She says that it’s the secret to her longevity!
According to doctors who have examined Kusmawati, the sand has no ill effects on her health, even though she eats sand regularly. But many people are concerned that she might have health complications that aren’t visible.
Her bizarre eating disorder is thought to be a form of Pica, an illness which gives sufferers an appetite for substances without any nutritional value.