Everyone loves to eat hot dogs. They are a common breakfast addition to bread, eggs, cheese, coffee or milk. But, instead of being rich in nutrients, this food is rich in numerous chemicals and artificial compounds which lead to various infections and malignancy.
According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, by consuming only one hot dog daily, you increase the chance of getting colorectal cancer by 21%. And kids who eat 12 or more hot dogs during the month are keener on developing serious diseases, especially leukemia.
Here we will present you what does an average hot dog contains:
- Mechanically separated chicken
- Mechanically separated turkey
- less than 2% of salt
- Corn syrup
- Sodium diacetate
- Sodium nitrite
- Sodium ascorbate
- Sodium phosphates
- Sodium lactate
And that’s not it. Hot dogs also contain animals’ remains like skins, heads, fatty tissues, feet, and numerous other butcher by-items, and sometimes on rare occasions as reported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), under the Freedom of Information Act, there have been cases where maggots, rat legs, Band-Aids, disposable blades, parts of eyeballs, metal sections, and glass shards have been found in hot dogs.
Plus, prepared meats contain nitrates and nitrites which form nitrosamines together with amines, and they are shown to be cancer-causing. Not really the best type of breakfast to start off the day.