We've all done it but is the '5 second rule' really valid?

It's happened to all of us. For me, it's happened way more than I like to admit because I am a teeny bit accident-prone and known to get the dumbest injuries ever.

The one thing I can say for sure is, I NEVER eat off the floor somewhere else. If I drop food in a restaurant, it may (or may not) get picked up off the floor, but I immediately throw it away or set it aside. However, if I do use the '5 second rule,' it's only in my house, and oddly enough, only in the kitchen. I'm not entirely sure why this is, but I.m only realizing it this very moment because I'm writing this blog.

87% of people admit to being floor eaters (babies not included). The faster you pick up the food, and the less grimy the food is (like toast), the less amount of bacteria can contaminate. The study also found that dropping food on carpet picks up less bacteria than on floors.

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