Doctors advise you to quit giving your children hot dogs!
Hot dogs are the favorite food of millions of people, especially in America where they are all around us and are even sold at sporting events and festivals.
Research has shown that that on the 4th of July alone every year, Americans consume more than 155 million hot dogs. That is a rather scary number.
Doctors have advised parents to stop giving their children hot dogs, and there are numerous reasons why. Research has shown that kids who consume over 12 hot dogs per month are about 9 times more susceptible to contracting leukemia. Studies have now also shown that pregnant women who eat a single hot dog per week are likely to give birth to a child that will develop a brain tumor.
The problem is: nitrite additives
Nitrite additives are included to hot dogs as a way of combating botulism but have very detrimental health implications to the person eating the hot dogs. When hot dogs are cooked the amines and nitrates combine. While amines are naturally occurring in meat, when combined with nitrates they are highly carcinogenic compounds.
So, if you like to feed your family and children hot dogs, better opt for nitrite-free meats or you should limit the portions of hot dogs.
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