The Nutritional Breakdown Of Joey Chestnut's Record-Setting 72 Hot Dogs

posted by Dave DeVille - 

On Tuesday, Joey Chestnut continued his dominance in the field of destroying hot dogs at the 2017 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. The 33-year-old won for the tenth time and put up an event record by eating 72 hot dogs and buns in just 10 minutes. Chestnut’s dominance is so great that he’s only lost the coveted title once—in 2015—since 2007. It’s an astonishing feat, but if you think about nutrition like we do, you may just be wondering how many calories he consumed.

According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, Chestnut put down 20,160 calories in ten minutes—about four times as many as Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson eats in an entire day. The feast also adds up to 1,296 grams of fat; 2,160 milligrams of cholesterol; 56,160 milligrams of sodium; and 720 grams of protein. Unclear is exactly how much water he consumed by drowning his hot dogs.

Chestnut didn’t just take home all those calories, though. He also walked away with a cool $10,000—twice the amount as Carmen Cincotti, who came in second place with 62 hot dogs. That makes it worth the horrifying amount of cholesterol and sodium he took down. At least he got lots of protein, though.

Link: http://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/joey-chestnut-72-hot-dogs

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