Hot dogs are the most popular fast food in America, but did you know that were brought in the country by German immigrants? Only in America, about 7 billion of hot dogs are eaten in the summer. Although very popular, this delicious junk food can actually be very harmful to our health.
Hot dogs are usually made from chicken, beef and pork meat, but the production process involves adding animal remains such as legs, claws, skin and fat. Additives such as corn syrup, monosodium glutamate, salt and many others are added to improve the flavor, which differs from country to country. The worst part about the flavors is that monosodium glutamate and carmine flavors are derived from the shells of tiny bugs that are boiled in sodium carbonate and ammonia!
We can never be sure of the additives used for hot dogs because they are never written on the labels.
According to a research conducted at the University of Hawaii, processed meat increases the risk of pancreatic cancer by up to 67%! Processed meat almost always contains additives such as nitrites and nitrates, hazardous substances which have been proven to increase the risk of stomach, pancreatic, bladder and bowel cancer. As the American Institute For Cancer Research claims, only a single hot dog daily can increase the risk of colorectal cancer by 21%!
Watch the video below to learn the horrible truth about hot dog production: