It is recommended by the doctors to stop giving your children hot dogs!
Unluckily, hot dogs are the favourite food of millions people, particularly in America. In fact, here you can found and buy hot dogs everywhere, even at sporting events and festivals.
According to a research, Americans eat over 155 million hot dogs on the 4th of July each year, which is really a rather scary number.
But, parents are strongly advised by the doctors to stop giving their children hot dogs, and here are a plenty of reasons why:
It was shown by a research that those children who eat more than a dozen hot dogs within a period of 1 month have a 9% elevated risk of leukaemia. Moreover, in case the father has frequently consumed hot dogs before conceiving, then his child has a higher cancer risk.
Or in case the mother during the pregnancy eats more than 1 hot dog within a week, there is also an elevated risk that her child will develop a brain tumour.
Namely, the main reason for these severe adverse effects due to the hot dog consumption lies in nitrite additives that are added in their production to prevent botulism.
During the cooking process, these nitrites are actually combined with the meat amines and create an extremely dangerous cancer-causing compound, i.e., N-nitroso.
But, in case hot dogs are your favourite food and you cannot completely exclude them from your diet, consider limiting their consumption or eat only nitrite-free meats.