One of America's favorite foods! Can they really be THAT bad for us? Let's examine what goes into making a hot dog.
After the higher grade, more quality meat parts have been used, the scraps are gathered along with the meat by-products. The animals are typically raised in confined, overcrowded, unhealthy, unsanitary, conditions where the primary purpose is raising cheap food. The video will show you the process. They start with the animal carcass scrapes and by-products, boil in ammonia or sodium carbonate and grounded into a paste or "meat batter". To make it taste yummy, a bunch of chemicals are added that include sodium nitrite, sodium nitrate, MSG, corn syrup, dried milk, cereal grains, potassium lactate, sodium diacetate, sodium erythorbate salt, paprika and other delectable, artificial flavorings that don't have to be disclosed along with a multitude of any number of other additives.
As an added bonus, according to reports released by the USDA under the Freedom of information Act, foreign objects recently found in hot dogs include Band-Aids, glass shards, razor blades, metal fragments, maggots, rat legs and pieces of eyeballs. (No extra charge for these though!).
So, are hot dogs bad for you ? Nitrates are found naturally in many vegetables and your body converts a small amount into nitrites. According to Dr. Joseph Mercola, D.O. nitrites and nitrates are not inherently bad for you and are actually the precursor to nitric oxide. Sodium nitrite is a synthetic preservative added to processed meats to maintain the color and when heating at high temperatures, nitrosamines are formed and these are known to be carcinogenic and cause cellular damage. Childhood leukemia is on the raise as well as obesity in children and adults. Cancer, heart disease and type 2 diabetes are the top killers in America.
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For the complete article, please see http://articles.mercola.com/articles/archive/2014/09/01/eating-hot-dogs.aspx