Who doesn’t like hot dogs? Millions of people in the world love this dishes. It’s inexpensive, easy to prepare and can be easily carried. You can find hot dog stand in every corner of America. Americans really love hot dogs. You can easily find hot dog stall on the street.
When there’s an event, the number of consumption is really high. There’s a research shown that on the Independence Day every year, Americans consume more than 155 million of hot dogs. That number is seriously large.
However, doctors has advised parent to stop feeding their children with hot dogs. There are several reason why you should take the advice into account.
Research has shown that hot dogs can increase the risk of leukemia. Children who eat more than a dozen hot dogs in a month have 9% higher chance of developing leukemia. The children also have more risk in developing caner if the father loved to eat hot dogs before the birth of the baby.
If the mother consuming hot dogs more than one a week during pregnancy, the children will have higher risk of brain tumor.
The culprit of all those bad effect from consuming hot dogs is nitrite additives. It is added in the production of hot dogs to prevent botulism.
The nitrites combines with amines in the meat during the cooking process and form N-Nitroso, a known carcinogen.
If you really care about your children’s health, it’s time to consider preparing a healthier food in their lunchbox. You can also use a nitrite-free meats if hot dogs is really your children’s favorite food.
Source: 24 Health Care