An 80-year-old woman in India stunned the world when she admitted that she has been eating sand and gravel for the last 65 years.
Kusma Vati from Varanasi, India, first ate sand to ease an upset stomach. She was 15 at the time. Since then, sand and gravel have become a part of her diet.
While many, her grandchildren included, question the side effects this addition to her diet may have on her overall health, Vati claims that it’s the reason why she has is healthy and strong and has managed to live a long life.
“I haven’t seen a doctor,” she said, in a report by Yahoo News. “For as long as I can remember, I’ve felt perfectly fine.
“I feel as though the minerals in the sand give me the energy to work in the crop fields.”