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Do you know the 5-second rule for dropped food?

What’s the 5-second rule? If you drop your food on the floor, you’ve had already thought, and if not, you’ve probably heard someone say that you need to pick it up within 5 seconds.

Why? So that you can eat it. And that it’s not dirty yet.

The gist of the 5-second rule

The only thing that you need to really know is that yes, you can eat food that has been dropped and reached the floor for 5 seconds. Actually, even more than 5 seconds.

Because the length of time the food spends in contact with the floor is not really important. What is more important is the kind of floor it came in contact with and how much bacteria is on the floor.

For example, if you dropped your food on a carpeted surface, the odds are higher that there will be less bacteria. According to a study, carpets have lesser capabilities of holding bacteria, than wood or tile.

To learn more about the 5-second rule, watch this video:

What do you think of the 5-second rule? Do you do this? Let us know!

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