They are in your inbox, on your Facebook feed and all over the Internet. Separate fact from fiction with this guide!
They are in your inbox, on your Facebook feed and all over the Internet. From sounding the alarm on toxins to revealing secrets to a healthy diet, questionable advice is everywhere. Separate fact from fiction with this handy guide to Internet food rumors.
The 5-Second Rule
Rumor: It's fine to eat food off of the floor if you pick it up within five seconds.
Fiction! Bacteria and viruses transfer by contact; no matter how fast you think you are, the contamination is faster. If you think your dining room floor is substantially cleaner than the street, think again. If you wear your street shoes in the house you're bringing the dirt, grime and fecal matter from every place you've been in with you. Reaching for that dropped snack could expose you to all kinds of bacteria – no matter how tasty, it's not worth the risk.