Besides their incredible popularity, hot dogs are very harmful and can cause serious diseases. The fast food delight has been introduced in the USA by German immigrants in the 19th century, and has quickly became a favorite with over 7 billion hot dogs consumed in the country every summer!
However, hot dogs can have a detrimental effect on your health. They are highly processed and possess almost no nutritional value, which makes them highly dangerous. They consists of chicken, beef and pork leftovers, plus a lot of additives such as nitrites, salt, corn syrup and MSG. The amount of additives depends on the area for which hot dogs are produced – different countries have different tastes. The most controversial additive in hot dogs, however, is monosodium glutamate and carmine, which are made from shells of beetles that are boiled in sodium bicarbonate!
Consumers are not aware of what the sausages contain as the USDA doesn’t require the producers to write the additives on the label.
A recent Hawaiian research suggests that all processed meats increase the risk of cancer by 67%, and in addition to this, nitrates and nitrites are the most dangerous compounds in hot dogs. When exposed to high temperature, they turn to nitrosamines which have been known to cause cancer. Even more shocking, only a single hot dog can increase the risk of cancer by 21%, which is why you need to avoid eating them.
Watch this shocking video about hot dogs below: