Nowadays, numerous health experts criticize this food, even though it is one of the most popular foods. Namely, hot dogs are regularly consumed by more than 7 billion people in the United States only, but newest research has shown that they are the most dangerous food that may cause 4 different cancer types.
Originally brought by German immigrants in the 19th century, hot dogs became one of the most popular foods in the 21st century.
Moreover, a report by the World Health Organization (WHO) suggested that all processed meats, including red meat, lead to the incidence of cancer.
Hot dogs are also involved in this group. They are a mixture of chicken, beef and pork. However, with the goal to reduce the cost, manufacturers often add remains from pork and steak chops, as well as other ‘edible’ animal parts, like fatty tissue, feet, heads, and skin.
Afterwards, they grind and mix all ingredients together and thus create a paste. They also add numerous additives to the paste, as well as large amounts of salt, monosodium glutamate (MSG), corn syrup, nitrates, and many other chemical compounds which have been related to cancer.
The risk imposed by the consumption of hot dogs has been stated to be the same as the one of smoking, according to institutions like the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
The most dangerous additives in hot dogs are nitrates and nitrites, which bind with amines on high heat during the process of production and form nitrosamines, which have been directly linked to different cancer types, such as colon, pancreatic, bladder, and stomach cancer.
Furthermore, the American Institute for Cancer Research stated that people who consume only a single hot dog on a daily basis are at 21% higher risk of developing colorectal cancer.
Also, you need to be aware that even organic hot dogs contain nitrite, and at times, their amount is much higher in organic, than in regular hot dogs.
Watch the following video in order to see the process of production of this cancer-causing food: