Hot dogs are made up of “edible” slaughter by-products that include animal heads, feet, fatty tissues and skin. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, eating one hot dog a day raises your risk for colorectal cancer by 21%! Heated nitrates in hotdogs combine with amines to form nitrosamines, which are proven to be carcinogenic.*
Despite the obvious health risk, Americans continue to consume hotdogs – 7 billion per summer to be exact. Consider opting for organic turkey dogs instead, which have less fat and no added nitrates.
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