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Oddity: Meet Indian Who Claims She Hasn’t Eaten Solid Food in 60 Years | The Precision

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Saraswati Bai, a 75-year-old woman from India, claims that she hasn’t
consumed a grain of rice, or any other solid food, for that matter, in
the last 60 years. Apart from one banana a week – eaten only
occasionally – she survives on water and tea alone.


Saraswati remembers that she used to have a normal diet until she got a
Typhoid infection, right after her first son was born, 60 years ago.
She couldn’t keep anything down and suffered severe stomach aches, so
she gave up eating completely. As her condition improved, she started
taking small sips of tea, but her appetite never returned. Concerned
about both her well-being and that of their son, her husband Dwarka
Prasad Patikar, tried convincing her to start eating, but she just
couldn’t do it. She felt fine living on water and tea alone, and
continues to do so today.
For
a while, the woman’s husband kept trying to get her to eat solid food,
and even took her to several treatment centers, but nothing worked, and
seeing that she seemed to be in good health, he eventually gave up.
Saraswati went on to raise a total of five children, and also worked in
the fields alongside her husband. Despite her unusual diet, Saraswati
says that she has always had plenty of energy, and even today, at the
age of 75, she still spends up to five hours a day tending to her
family’s land.

Unsurprisingly, after reading Saraswati’s story in the papers, a lot of
people found it hard to believe that she could survive on just water
and tea for over 60 years, but both her family and her neighbors in the
village of Sundrail, India’s Madhya Pradesh state, back up her claims.
Mahendra Patidar, one of the woman’s sons, told Wahgazab that
they have all gotten used to her eating habits, but remember their
father’s attempts to get her to eat solid food. Ramesh Chandra, one of
Saraswati’s neighbors, added that everyone was surprised and concerned
when they first learned about her diet, but after seeing her in such
good shape for her age, their feelings turned to admiration.
Saraswati Bai occasionally craves bananas, but never eats more than one per week.
 
 
Source: Odd News Media

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