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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Why You Should Stop Eating Hot Dog

Despite the fact that it is highly processed and nutrient-depleted, hot dog is still one of the most popular foods, especially with kids. Truthfully, this food is an important part of every breakfast on the table together with eggs, bread, coffee, and milk.

Why You Should Stop Eating Hot Dog

But, if people who include hot dogs on their regular breakfast menu where to find out that this food increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 21% (according to a study in the U.S.), they’d surely change their breakfast menu into something healthier.

This product even risks kids into acquiring various diseases, including leukemia, especially those who eat more than 12 hot dogs each month.

Listed below are some of the chemical ingredients used in hot dogs:
  • Pork 
  • Mechanically separated meats (chicken and turkey) 
  • Less than 2% of salt 
  • Sodium lactate 
  • Flavor 
  • Corn syrup 
  • Sodium ascorbate 
  • Sodium phosphates 
  • Sodium diacetate 
  • Sodium nitrite 
  • Dextrose 
In thermally processed meats, nitrates and nitrites bind with amines to form nitrosamines, chemical compounds known to be carcinogenic. Carcinogens are substances which are directly involved in causing cancer.

Hot dogs also include more unhealthy ingredients such as fatty tissues and skins, animal feet, heads, and other "edible" animal remains. While on some rare occasions, hot dogs may contain maggots, rodent legs, eyeball parts, adhesive bandages, and other foreign objects.

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