Hotdogs are one of the most popular and common food for chidren. Kids love hotdogs, bacons, sausages and other processed meats available in the market.
However, studies show that processed meats such as hotdogs are carcinogenic. It means they can be agents of different kinds of cancer such as cancer in the colon. Researches also suggest that children who consume over 12 hotdogs in a month are likely to develop leukemia than those who don't.
The reason behind this is that processed meats such as hotdogs contain nitrites and nitrates which are used to preserve these meats. Excessive absorption oof these chemicals may lead to the development of cancer-causing compounds.
While nitrates can also be found in certain types of vegetables such as spinach, lettuce and cabbage, these vegetables have their own compounds that fight cancer-causing compunds that nitrates produce.