Skip to comments.Pakistani man eats leaves for 25 years, never falls ill
Posted on 04/22/2017 10:08:44 AM PDT by Jyotishi
"Eating wood and leaves has become my habit now," Butt was quoted as saying.
Lahore - A man in Pakistan's Punjab province has been surviving on fresh leaves and wood for the last 25 years and has never fallen ill. Mehmood Butt, 50, who hails from Gujranwala district in Punjab province, started eating on leaves at the age of 25 as he had no work and could not afford a basic meal. "There was too much poverty in my family. Everything was beyond limit and it was very difficult for me to get a meal, so I thought it is better to eat wood rather than begging on a street," Butt said.
"Eating wood and leaves has become my habit now," Butt was quoted as saying by 'The News International'. Years later, as he took up work and could afford meals, he found himself strangely keen on maintaining his unique eating practice, the report said. Butt, who earns Rs 600 a day by transporting things from one place to another on his donkey cart, has never fallen ill and is always looking to consume fresh wood and leaves.
He said wood from Banyan, Tali and Suck Chain trees were his favourites. "He has never visited a doctor or any hospital. We are shocked how can a person not fall ill despite eating wood all these years," his neighbour Ghulam Mohammad said. "He will stop his cart on the roadside anytime and will eat fresh tree branches," Mohammad said. Butt is popular in his area for his eating habits as people see him munching leaves but never taking ill, the report said.
The North Koreans may want to interview him.
Mehmood Butt-Melmood must mean splinter.
Seems that would be a very high fiber diet.
My butt would be in a “meh” mood too if all I ate was leaves and wood.
I’ve seen people live on McDonald’s, beer, and soft drinks and be healthy at 50. Now if you’re stilling pulling it off at 70, that would be impressive.
I bet he falls allot.
Only late in the year
Remember Euell Gibbons?
“...Suck Chain trees were his favourites.”
They taste like you’re just sucking on a chain and THOSE are among his favorites?????
I wonder about his dental health.
I hope the Good Earth restaurant gives him some certificates for his continued business!
Seriously, I’d like to know his Body Mass Index. Bet it’s less than 15.
Don’t confuse surviving with living!
If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to eat it...........
If his fresh leaves and wood are so good why didn’t collect more and sell them ?
LOL. “There are many edible parts to the oak tree.” Euell Gibbons.
Is that a warning to Mehmood that Bear Grylls is coming to Pakistan? lol
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