How much chocolate, water or bananas can you eat before it kills you?

In addition to illnesses and accidents, many dangers await us. What we eat or drink and what experts recommend can be fatal!

We all think about the grand finale sometimes. When and how will we die? And we fear complex illnesses or cruel accidents that end our lives. But there are other reasons why we might give a pop name.

For example TV. It won't fry our brains or burn our eyes if we sit too long or too close to it, but it might fall on our heads. Did you know that between 2000 and 2019 alone, there were 571 deaths recorded on television? Yes, yes, for some reason the TV fell on them and they died. But such incidents are essentially accidents. Here are some incredible causes of death!


Puppies are never allowed to touch it, it is toxic to them. For people, however... it's fun! What humanity doesn't know is that the same substance in chocolate that can make puppies sick is also toxic to humans. Only in different doses.

Well, chocolate becomes fatal to humans when the level exceeds 1000 mg of theobromine per kilogram of a person's weight. Take, for example, a man weighing 90 kg. He must consume 90,000 mg of theobromine for the substance to become lethal.

Just so you know, milk chocolate contains about 2.4 mg of theobromine per gram of chocolate. Do the math and don’t exceed the safe dose! In conclusion, we need to eat about 857 chocolate bars to die.


Bananas are said to become toxic due to the potassium they contain. Yes, you can die from potassium poisoning, but you would have to eat 42 bananas to reach the maximum dose allowed for human consumption.


The BBC was puzzled by this hypothesis and investigated the matter by calling nutritionist Katherine Collins in St. Louis. George. This is the belief that we have to eat 400 bananas to lose weight because of them.


The most famous case of water intoxication is the death of Jennifer Stange. In 2007, she died after participating in a radio competition to see who could drink the most water without going to the toilet. It sounds like nonsense, and it is!

Strange died shortly thereafter, and the cause of death was indeed due to excessive water consumption. Obviously, we need water to live, but problems arise when someone drinks too much water and the kidneys cannot process it as quickly.

When the salt and water content in our body is out of balance, our cells swell and when the tumor reaches the brain, the consequences are fatal.

Good! And then how much water can kill us?

In a healthy person, the kidneys can process one liter of water per hour. Experts advise us to consider not so much the quantity as our thirst. However, it is quite easy to overdo it with water. Toxicity depends on the weight of the person drinking the water.

Thus, 6 liters of water is guaranteed to kill a person weighing 75 kg!

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How much chocolate, water or bananas can you eat before it kills you?