One of the most popular foods among the kids is hot dogs, which can be bought everywhere from different festivals to all kind of sports matches.
The very interesting fact was shown with conducted survey, that more than 155 million hot dogs are consumed only on the America’s Independence Day, which according to the medical personnel is a very concerning issue. When you look at what they are giving in return, everyone would seriously reconsider own status.
The report issued in 2009 the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), showed the link about the hot dogs and cancer risk, which is based on more than 7,000 scientific studies.
According to that report, every serving of processed meat consumed daily raises the risk of colorectal cancer by 21 percent.
Hot dogs have posed another danger for the child that many people are not aware, as consumption of them is a reason for killing about 80 kids per year in the USA.
Many experts blame the hot dog’s carcinogenic effects on nitrates and nitrites, but that is only a simplistic view. Everyone who is aware how the hot dogs are made can make a real decision to not consume them to any further extent.
In the production of the hot dogs is used “meat” that comes from confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) where the animals are tortured in crowded, unsanitary, unhealthy, and cruel conditions. This is why they are cheap foods, but without required quality.
The recommendation of most of the doctors is to stop feeding kids with this unhealthy food.
Consummation of hot dogs is linked with the high number of children suffering from leukemia (9% higher risk of getting leukemia if children that consume more than a dozen hot dogs monthly). In addition, there is an increased risk of cancer for the child if the parents have also consumed a high number of hot dogs before conceiving.
When the pregnant women consume hot dogs, it can lead to increased risk of a brain tumor for her child.
During the cooking of hot dogs, the nitrites that are added create a mixture – N-nitroso with amines from the meat, which is highly dangerous and causes cancer.
So our advice is to avoid consumption of hot dogs, or if you cannot stop eating them, at least try to reduce the portion you eat or consume meats than having no nitrite.
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