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Man, 50, is addicted to eating trees when he was poor (photos)

Man, 50, is addicted to eating trees when he was poor (photos)

- A 50-year-old man in Pakistan is addicted to eating trees

- He has been addicted for the past 25 years

- He developed the habit after resorting to eating leaves when he was too poor to buy food

A 50-year-old man in Gujranwala in Pakistan's Punjab province has been addicted to eating tree leaves for the past 25 years.

Mehmood told a local reporter that he first developed the habit when he was too poor to buy food and could not stop even when he found a job.

He said: "There was too much poverty in my family. Everything was beyond limit and it was very difficult for me to get a meal. I thought it is better to eat wood rather than begging on a street."

Man, 50, is addicted to eating trees when he was poor

Mehmood says he is addicted to eating leaves

However, the habit stuck even when he found a job and could afford meals. He said: "Eating wood and leaves has become my habit now."

Neighbors in his community expressed surprise that he has never picked up an illness from his unusual eating habit.

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Man, 50, is addicted to eating trees when he was poor

Mehmood has been eating leaves for the past 25 years

A neighbor, Ghulam Mohammad said: "He will stop his cart on the roadside anytime and will eat fresh tree branches."

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Mohammad added: "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."

Man, 50, is addicted to eating trees when he was poor

Mehmood uses his donkey cart to earn a living as a transporter

Watch Mehmood eating tree leaves in the following video.

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