That perfectly pink, plump hot dog… slightly charred and hot off the grill… placed on a warm toasty bun… and topped with fresh kraut, relish, mustard, and ketchup. Ahhh, the mouthwatering memories of childhood!
However, and not to pop your hot dog casing – but as it turns out, hot dogs are actually quite dangerous. According to LiveStrong, they are typically high in fat (and not the good fat), have high levels of cholesterol, contain loads of salt, and are kept fresh with a variety of preservatives. It may be no surprise that hot dogs aren’t good for our waistlines – but it’s what doctors have discovered they do to our children’s health that’s absolutely frightening.