But, if people who regularly include hotdogs for breakfast knew that this food increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 21%, according to American Institute for Cancer Research, they’d surely reconsider their breakfast menu.
This product is even more dangerous for kids, particularly those who eat more than 12 hot dogs per month, as this puts them at a higher risk of various diseases, including leukemia.
Below we provide a short list of chemical ingredients used in hot dogs:
Mechanically separated turkey
Mechanically separated chicken
Less than 2% of salt
It’s important to know that nitrates and nitrites in thermal processed meats bind with amines and form nitrosamines, which are known to be carcinogenic. A carcinogen is a substance which can trigger 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.
And this is not all. It’s not on rare occasions that hot dogs contain external objects such as maggots, rat legs, parts of eyeballs, Band-Aids, glass shards, and disposable blades, as reported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) under the Freedom of Information Act.