Hot dogs have become symbolic of America. It’s the go-to treat to snack on while catching a baseball game, and a summer cookout favorite. Children especially love hot dogs, whether whole in a bun or chopped up into some mac and cheese.
Odds are you have eaten a hot dog, or a dozen, or a thousand. However, you probably don’t know how they’re made. In truth, hot dogs might be fun to eat, but they’re hardly the best thing for you. They are one of the most unhealthy meals out there. Most of your mass-produced hot dogs are loaded with additives, such as corn syrup, animal fat, and monosodium glutamate. The worst part is, a lot of what goes into a hot dog is not listed on the label. It’s hard to know what exactly you are putting in your body.
While many major companies make their hot dogs out of a mix of meats, such as pork, beef, and chicken, there are some that produce all-beef franks. Before you go stocking up on food for your summer cookouts, take a second to think about what you really want to grill up. If you’re absolutely craving a link, try looking at your locally produced food options. You could even learn how to make sausages and hot dogs at home. It’ll save you money and it’ll save your health.
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