According to the “National Hot Dog & Sausage Council” 7 billion hot dogs will be consumed between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Via That’sFit:
This means that roughly 818 hot dogs will be eaten every second during the summer. That's a lot, considering the average annual consumption is 20 billion.Not good. Hot dogs are hardly a super food. In fact, they’re among the worst foods you could eat. Here’s Dr. Fuhrman’s list:
I'm not a big fan of the hot dog, myself. For one, I'm never really sure from what the things are made. Second, I don't love all the fat that comes packed into each modest serving.
Worst Seven Foods for Health and LongevityAnd they’re doubly bad for kids. More from Dr. Fuhrman:
- Potato Chips and French Fries
- Sausage, hot dogs
- Pickled, smoked or barbequed meat
The Five Most Dangerous Things to Feed Your ChildPerhaps the really scary thing here, is there’s actually a National Hot Dog & Sausage Council—EEK!
- Butter and cheese: full of saturated fat and fat-delivered chemical pollutants
- Potato chips and French fries: rich in trans fat, salt, and carcinogenic acrylamides
- Doughnuts and other trans fat-containing sweets: rich in trans fat, sugar, and other artificial substances
- Sausages, hot dogs, and other luncheon meats: contain N-nitroso compounds that are potent carcinogens
- Pickled, smoked, or barbequed meats: places you at risk of both stomach cancer and high blood pressure.