Regular, plain ol’ sodium chloride is pretty great, but I have a soft spot for flavored salt, which is super easy to make and super tasty (as long as you pick tasty mix-ins). You can make flavored salts with herbs, sauces, even wine, provided you use the correct method.
In the 1930s, it was generally accepted that the body needed sodium to function, but no one had studied what broke down when the sodium in a person’s diet was removed. One researcher researcher and four volunteers decided to find out. It was awful.
I remember one person telling me that you “train with water, race with sugar”. While maltodextrose is good for energy, round out what you ingest with other electrolytes and such like:
Toxicologists have a saying that “the dose makes the poison,” meaning that anything and everything can kill you in large enough quantities. So here we take five incredibly common (and usually benign) foods and household items to their illogical conclusion. Ever contemplated eating 480 bananas? Don’t do it.
While we’re on that note, this isn’t a dare. Also, drinking that much coffee sounds disgusting.
Who would eat toothpaste?! But “food coma” does not get a mention…