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Weird Things People Eat That Is 'Not' Food

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When it comes to foods, there are some people who have the most craziest disorders you can not even begin to imagine. It is said that around 40 percent of the people in the world suffer from these eating disorders.

The best part is that these disorders are not even food. People who have an attraction to these non-edible items usually end up with severe health problems. For example, there are a few folks who have the habit of eating hair. Ewww, can't imagine that!

The reason behind this uncanny habit is to feel secure. Eating or chewing on hair makes the individual feel more secured in his/her surrounding. On the other hand, there are some humans who also crave to eat anything made out of wood!

These weird things people have a liking too do can have a side effect on the stomach and, in most cases, the longevity of these sufferers are meek, causing early death and other major health-related problems.

Today, Boldsky has listed some of the very weird things that people eat and are addicted to. It is sad that these patients take an extremely long time to be healed from such disorders.

weird things people eat that are not food

Trichophagia: This is a disorder where people have the urge to eat hair. Patients have an irresistible urge to pull out their hair, usually from their scalp, eyelashes and eyebrows to consume it.

weird things people eat that are not food

Pica: With this disorder, the sufferer craves and eats non-food substances like rock, sand, wood and others. This disorder can have a serious effect on the intestines, destroying the stomach as each item is consumed.

weird things people eat that are not food

Amylophagia: This kind of an eating disorder is usually witnessed in women who are pregnant. The ladies have an urge or craving to eat anything related to starch, most of the time it is washing powder.

weird things people eat that are not food

Cautopyreiophagia: In this eating disorder, people have the urge to eat burnt matches. The consumption of carbon ingested may cause harm to the body and might even lead to death.

Coprophagia: This is one of the many weird eating disorders in the world. It is the craving to eat faeces or dung.

Lithophagia: Lithophagia is an eating disorder where patients crave to eat stones, pebbles and anything rock like.

Ortharexia Nervosa: This is another common disorder where the sufferer is obsessed with eating healthy food. Though it is normal for these patients to eat 'food', it is abnormal because they are obsessed with only eating healthy, which in turn affects their mind.

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Story first published: Monday, January 11, 2016, 18:30 [IST]
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