hot dogs are the most popular fast food worldwide. It has more than 7 billion consumers in the US only.
The hot dogs were first introduced by German immigrants back at 19 th century . Its popularity has increased over the years and are now the favorite food of adults and children.
However, the World Health Organization (WHO) has published a new report in which it states that all processed meats, like red meat, increase the risk of cancer.
The hot dogs are made of slaughter ‘edible’ products of pork, beef and chicken. These often include remains of steaks or pork chops, then parts of the feet and heads of animals, fatty tissue and skin.
In the production process, numerous additives, such as nitrates, large amounts of salt, corn syrup and other chemicals, most of which have been linked to cancer, they are used to improve the taste of dogs hot.
According to institutions such as the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine risk of cancer hot dog is the same as smoking.
The most dangerous substances used regularly in hot dogs are nitrates and nitrites, which bind with amines when exposed to high temperatures, and convert to nitrosamines.
nitrosamines, moreover, have repeatedly been linked with 4 types of cancer:
- Bladder cancer
- Colon cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, people who eat a hot dog a day have a higher risk of colorectal cancer by 21%. Unfortunately, hot dogs contain nitrites even organic, often at higher than traditional hot dogs quantities.