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How much food can a person eat in 10 minutes?

Throughout the history of its existence, humanitycame up with a huge number of sports. There are 57 sports disciplines in the Olympic Games alone, with 8 more new events planned for the 2020 event. By participating in them, athletes demonstrate the amazing abilities of their bodies - years of hard training are needed to achieve record results. As a rule, participants in most sports competitions are in good health, but there are competitions in the world in which people simply destroy their bodies. One such competition is the annual Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Championship (USA). Participants of the event are able to stuff dozens of sausage buns in a few minutes. But how do they do it?

Photo from the New York Hot Dog Eating Championship

Who eats the most?

Hot dog eating competitions are organizedthe Nathan's Famous chain of American eateries since 1972. The event is held strictly on July 4 of each year - in 2020 it also took place but, due to the risk of the spread of coronavirus, participants and spectators were required to wear masks and maintain social distance. During the competition, participants stand at a long table with a bunch of hot dogs and drinks. Their goal is quite simple - to win, you need to eat as many buns as possible in 10 minutes. To prevent scalding, hot dogs are served slightly cooled. The use of spices is not prohibited, but they are rarely used - participants just wash down the rolls with water.

Championship participants and a huge table

На данный момент рекордсменом по поеданию hot dogs are considered to be an American named Joey Chestnut. In a recent competition, he managed to eat 75 sausage buns in 10 minutes. The previous record also belonged to him - in 2018 he won the competition for the eleventh time, having swallowed 74 hot dogs. One would think that he is overweight, but no - in appearance he has a completely slender figure. In addition to the hot dog eating championship, he competes in hot chili peppers, ice cream, and other foods.

The same Joey Chestnut who turns 37 in November 2020

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The harm of overeating

According to physiologist James SmoligSmoliga), a well "trained" person can eat even 84 hot dogs in 10 minutes. This, at least, is mentioned in the material from the scientific publication Science Alert. It all depends on the ability of the digestive organs to stretch without physical damage. Whereas an ordinary person can eat about a dozen buns within ten minutes, regular participants in the championship do it several times better. And all because their digestive organs are already accustomed to heavy loads. At the beginning of his "career" in 2005, Joey Chestnut ate 267 grams of a hot dog in one minute. By 2018, he raised that figure to 740 grams.

Overeating Usually Leads To Gluttony, But The Hot Dog Eating Champion Looks Healthy

Hot dog eaters just like athletesimprove their abilities. Only now the work of adherents of real sports strengthens their health, while the participants in the American championship simply ruin their bodies. According to scientists, eating a lot of food and then "stretching" organs clearly has bad consequences. They believe that competing can weaken your intestinal muscles. This phenomenon is dangerous because harmful substances will accumulate in the human body - it is simply difficult for food to go through the gastrointestinal tract.

Fun fact: one hot dog contains about 290 calories

Опасность состоит не только в огромном количестве food. Do not forget that hot dogs are fast food, which is considered extremely harmful to the human body food. For example, in 2018, the author of Sergey Gray talked about how “fast food” affects us like an infection - immune cells almost go crazy. Fast food is especially popular in the USA, but there are places in the world where McDonald's does not exist - they can be viewed on a special map.

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In general, on the topic of healthy eating, we havemany articles. I consider Ilya Khel's material on the ideal diet to be one of the most informative. In his work, he talked with several experts and tried to figure out whether there is an ideal diet for every person. As it turned out, it is quite possible to develop such a diet.