When I was a child, we simply adored hot dog. It was an incredible simple snack that we could simply pop into the microwave after getting home from school.
When our mother was working at night, our father would usually prepare our favorite – hot dogs with Mac and Cheese. Goodness man, those were times worth remembering, ha-ha!
And there were also those incredible picnics like on the fourth of July when father would heat up the barbecue. The Fourth of July is the greatest hot dog occasion of the year, with Americans bringing down an approximated 155 million wieners.
In spite of the fact that Americans consume hot dogs throughout the entire year, we consume an approximated seven billion between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Yes, so what’s the problem?
As reported by an L.A. Times article:
“Children who eat more than 12 hot dogs per month have nine times the normal risk of developing childhood leukemia, a USC epidemiologist has reported in a cancer research journal. Two other reports in the same issue of Cancer Causes and Control suggest that children born to mothers who eat at least one hot dog per week during pregnancy have double the normal risk of developing brain tumors, as do children whose fathers ate hot dogs before conception.”
Nitrates in Hot Dogs:
Worried? You definitely must be.