The Most Dangerous TikTok Food

Sleepy Chicken

This alarming "sleepy chicken" trend resurfaced early in 2022 after first showing up on social media a few years ago, says Cara Harbstreet, MS, RD, LD, of Street Smart Nutrition

Toaster Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

TikTok is filled with hacks on how to make things better and faster. So that's probably how the idea of sticking a cheese sandwich into a toaster to yield grilled.

Washing raw chicken

If you love tuning into TikTok for recipes, you may have come across a tutorial that starts with a creator washing their chicken breasts. But this is actually a food safety no-no

Nacho tables

Nacho tables became the supersized version of nacho platters, with heaps of tortilla chips and toppings spread out on foil and covering an entire table beckoning communal grazing.

What I Eat in a Day' videos

The trend of content creators documenting what they eat in a day may not be concerning from a food safety standpoint, but it's still dangerous

A glut of energy drinks

Energy drinks can have 200 milligrams or more of caffeine she points out. The excess caffeine, Harbstreet explains, can result in heart palpitations, nausea and vomiting,

Drinking chlorophyll water

While adding chlorophyll drops into your water is likely safe, believing the claims that your green water can have curative powers takes the trend too far

workout supplements

Pre-workout is a dietary supplement that is marketed towards gym enthusiasts, and you may see some fitness influencers in your feed "dry scooping" before they hit the gym.

 lemon in coffee

Will squeezing a lemon in your coffee help expedite weight loss, as some on TikTok claim? Sorry, there's no evidence to support that theory

Putting garlic in your nose

TikTok have claimed that putting a clove of garlic in your nostril will clear out your sinuses. But this is a horrible idea, cautions Victoria Glass