When we take into consideration hot dogs, and the way in which this food is produced, we might find ourselves surprised on how much dangerous hot dogs are.
Hot dogs are America’s number 1 treat, and more than 7 billion hot dogs are consumed every summer. Hot dogs were introduced by the German immigrants, and their popularity skyrocketed. But, despite their popularity, hot dogs are a real threat to our overall health.
There is nothing natural about frakfurters, because they contain no nutrients. They are being produced in factories in a highly robotized manners, at rates of over 300,000 hot dogs per hours. They contain mixture of pork, chicken and beef. In the process of production, the factories use leftovers from pork chops or cutting steaks and products like animal heads, feet, skins and fatty tissue.
These leftovers are then mixed together into a thick pasty mixture. To improve the taste, the producers add additives like corn syrup, nitrates, excessive amounts of salt, monosodium glutamate and other dangerous chemicals.
Because different people have different tastes, the flavors vary on the area where the product is sold. The USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) does not require manufacturers to list the different flavorings on the label, so they are free to put in there whatever they want.
What is more, processed meats are proven to increase the risk of pancreatic cancer by 67%. The most problematic additives in hot dogs are nitrites and nitrates. Even the organic variety of this food contains nitrite, and in some cases in higher amounts than conventional hot dogs. Nitrates and nitrites combine with amines that are contained in the process meat, and they result in nitrosamines. Nitrosamines are linked to cancer, especially colon, stomach, pancreas and bladder cancer.
According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, just one hot dog a day will increase your risk for colorectal cancer by 21%.
In order to see how the hot dogs are produced, watch the video below: