Hot dogs are most favourite food for people, especially among kids regardless of the fact that this is a highly processed, nutrient-depleted product.

In addition, this food is the most important part of any breakfast along with bread, eggs, coffee and milk. But, people must know the fact that hotdogs increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 21%, according to American Institute for Cancer Research. They have surely re-considered their breakfast menu.

This food item is more dangerous for kids, especially for those who eat more than 12 hot dogs per month. It brings major health issues and puts them at a higher risk of various diseases, including leukaemia.

Here are the chemical ingredients used in hot dogs:

  • Mechanically separated turkey
  • Pork
  • Mechanically separated chicken
  • Less than 2% of salt
  • Flavour
  • Sodium lactate
  • Corn syrup
  • Dextrose
  • Sodium phosphates
  • Sodium diacetate
  • Sodium ascorbate
  • Sodium nitrite

It is important to know that nitrites and nitrates that are used in thermal processed meats bind with amines and in turn forms nitrosamines, which are known to be carcinogenic.

What is a carcinogenic?

A carcinogen is a substance that triggers abnormal cell division, i.e. tumor development in a tissue.

Other unhealthy ingredients in hot dogs include a long list of animal remains, such as fatty tissues and skins, animal feet, heads, and other “edible” by-parts.

This is not enough. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) under the Freedom of Information Act, hot dogs also contains external objects such as maggots, rat legs, parts of eyeballs, Band-Aids, glass shards, and disposable blades.

Source: Super Tasty Recipes

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