Studies reveal eating too much hot dogs are linked to chronic diseases

Hot dogs are one of the most common viands or “ulams” served at the dining table for many Pinoy households. Many choose purchase a pack of hot dogs because it’s very cheap and also easy to cook. Children and adults love to eat it especially if when stuffed in a bun or mixed with spaghetti. However, there are claims that eating too many hot dogs carry the high risk of acquiring chronic diseases.

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In a report by Time magazine, it was said that a regular hot dog basically has 18 g fat, 204 calories and 620 g of sodium. These are besides the chemical additives which are known to be danger for the body.

Moreover, an article published by Read and Digest cited numerous studies of people who frequently eat hot dogs are more likely to have chronic diseases such as Leukemia or cancer.

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Based on the report, researchers discovered that the preservative being used on hotdogs in order for it to gain its fresh and red color has contains a large amount of chemical called nitrates. Nitrates are known to be dangerous for the body especially when it is mixed with the chemical amine, which is usually present on fried food. Nevertheless, take note that not all hotdogs contain nitrates because some hotdogs are made organically (which have a paler color compared to those that have nitrates).

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Hot dogs have a large amount of Sodium – characteristic of any processed food that contain any type preservatives. Consequently, eating these could greatly contribute to having UTI (Urinary tract infection).

Furthermore, hotdogs also contain an abundant amount of sugar which could lead to Type 2 Diabetes.

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In order to avoid such diseases, it is important to be aware of the kind of hot dog that you buy in the market. As much as possible, it would be better if you minimize the consumption of the said product. Instead of resorting to processed food, make it a habit to eat fruits and vegetables in order to have a healthier lifestyle.

DISCLAIMER: The following medical advice was taken from the sources provided below. Please consult a licensed medical practitioner before attempting any of the procedures cited in this article.

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