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92-year-old woman eats 1kg of sand every day

Posted on Friday, 15 May, 2015 | Comment icon 25 comments

The 92-year-old manages to eat several platefuls of sand each day. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Rod Waddington
Sudama Devi has maintained her peculiar diet for over eight decades yet remains in perfect health.
The mother-of-four first sampled the unusual delicacy as part of a bet she made with her friends when she was only ten years old.

She soon found however that she was unable to stop and now enjoys up to 1kg of sand every day, either eating it dry from a plate or diluted in to a glass of water, in addition to her regular diet.

The 92-year-old maintains that she never feels hungry and that she never experiences any health problems.
"I eat sand daily, about one kilogram and three or four times in a day," she said. "My economic condition is not good but I am fond of eating a good and healthy diet."

It is thought that Devi suffers from pica, a disorder that produces a craving for non-foodstuffs. Other sufferers have been known to snack on dirt, rocks, soap, sponges and even glass.

How she has remained in such good health, especially given her age, remains a mystery.

Source: Boston Newstime | Comments (25)

Tags: Pica, Diet, Sand

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #16 Posted by Sundew on 15 May, 2015, 18:46
Favorite cookie: Pecan Sandies
Comment icon #17 Posted by Hawkin on 15 May, 2015, 22:56
That would be hard on the Hemorrhoids.
Comment icon #18 Posted by lightly on 16 May, 2015, 0:54
bizarre. She's 92 though . . Probably a mineral rich diet!'s her teeth!?
Comment icon #19 Posted by Astra- on 16 May, 2015, 1:19's her teeth!? Probably not doing so well in that department.But then, she is only 92 years young http://www.dailymail...ding-night.html
Comment icon #20 Posted by Hugh on 16 May, 2015, 2:04
She never goes hungry because of the sand which is there.
Comment icon #21 Posted by quiXilver on 16 May, 2015, 4:14
Comment icon #22 Posted by Athena1979 on 16 May, 2015, 12:44
That's some sand in the panties.
Comment icon #23 Posted by Still Waters on 16 May, 2015, 15:09
Yuck! At 92 it's a wonder she doesn't have health problems of some kind. Even without her diet of sand she's a good age to be so apparently fit and healthy. She's also outlived some of her family it says - She said: 'I had seven sons and three daughters but now I have only three sons and one daughter alive. No one eats sand.
Comment icon #24 Posted by Hawkin on 17 May, 2015, 5:02
Huh. Well, that women has got some "true grit" OK, bad joke. .
Comment icon #25 Posted by thenIsaid on 4 June, 2015, 4:50
I call b.s. on this. I know that around the world people eat the occasional bit of clay or dirt for mineral supplements. And I know that there is a mental condition that causes people to eat weird things. However, I doubt any human could consume that much sand daily without becoming totally blocked up in the intestinal tract.

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