"Swallowing involves a lot of mental and physical [strength]," he says. "I'm working on my swallowing ability, and that's what's giving me the edge, and that's what gave me the edge with kale."
He hopes his 25 bowls of kale can be an example to others
Sure, Gideon's eaten 19 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes, and downed 34 ears of corn in 12 minutes. But for the most part, he's a pretty healthy eater. The college student is studying health and fitness -- hey, we're all living contradictions -- and hopes to spread the word on eating a well-balanced diet. His kale-consuming prowess is the symbol America needs, but probably doesn't deserve.
"I feel like I'd be a good advocate for eating healthy, adding vegetables to your diet, adding fruits to your diet, it all goes a long way," he claims. "Especially here in America where most people focus on meat and grains. I come from a country where we eat a lot of vegetables."