People in America consume more than 7 billion hot-dogs every summer which makes them on of the most popular and wanted foods. They first appear in the 19th century, established by the German immigrants and since then are more and more popular. However, they have been proved to be very harmful for human’s health.
As we all know, hot-dogs are prepared of sausages, which unfortunately are considered as processed foods and without any nutrients. They are produced in factories with the help of robotized mashines. It is amazing that in one hour, those mashines can produce up to 300.000 hot-dogs.
More precisely, hot-dogs are made of pork meat, beef or chicken, but the producers put the leftovers of the animals such as their heads, skin, feet and the fatty tissue in the production.
They need this leftovers to combine them together in order to make a paste. After that, they refine the taste of the sausage by adding a lots of additives like salt, nitrates, corn syrup, MSG (monosodium glutamate) etc.
Depending on the area where the hot dogs are produced and on the different taste people have, the amount of additives varries. MSG and carmine are flavors made of dye from the shells of little beetles which are boiled in sodium carbonate or ammonia.
Be cautious when buying this products, since the producers are not asked by the USDA ( U.S Department of Agriculture) to write all the additives on the label so we don’t know what they put in the sausages.
Hawaiian University conducted a research which proved that all the processed meats increase the chances of pancreatic cancer even by 67%.
Moreover, the most harmful additives found in hot dogs are nitrities and nirates because they incorporate with amines in processed meat when exposed to high temperature, and result in nitrosamines which are known to be potential causers of cancer such as pancreas, stomach, colon and bladder.
American Institute for Cancer Research claimed that one hot dog a day can increase the chances of getting a colorectal cancer by 21%.
See the video below to find out how are hot dogs produced: