Hotdogs are one of the most popular foods in the USA. Various cities are well-known for the signature hotdogs they serve. Americans are known to consume around 7 billion hot dogs during the summer season alone.

But unfortunately, though they are delicious, they aren’t necessarily good for your health. According to studies by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), multiple universities and the American Cancer Society, hot dogs and other processed meat raise your chances of colorectal cancer.

Hotdog sausages are normally made from pork, beef, and chicken meat. Many of them are made with different kinds of fillers, additives, and preservatives. Cheaper sausages tend to use a lot of animal remains that include fat, legs, and claws. It also contains additives such as salt, monosodium glutamate, corn syrup, and even carmine. Carmine has powdered insect bodies that are boiled in ammonia or a sodium carbonate solution.

What is not really listed on the labels, however, is that hotdogs may also contain many cancer-causing nitrites. Researchers at the University of Hawaii have found that hotdog meat, along with other processed meats, can raise the chances of developing pancreatic cancer by 67%! And the AICR reports that hot dogs raise your risk of cancer by 21%!

After you watch this video on how hot dogs are made, you might want to reconsider them in your diet. And please leave us a Facebook comment to let us know what you thought!

Watch the video below and let us know your thoughts in the comments section!