With spring coming and summer not too far off, hot dogs and hamburgers become the staple in most of our diets. I want to show you how you can make a healthier switch for your family.
Most hot dogs you buy at the store, especially if they are not Kosher, will have fillers and by products in them. You probably don't really want to know how those are made. If you do, research it online. It's rather disgusting.
Kosher all beef hot dogs are better for you than non Kosher, but those hot dogs also have nitrates and nitrites in them. Studies have shown that nitrites are a powerful cancer causing chemical. Deli meats also have nitrates in them unless it says differently on the package or you buy organic. If you are pregnant you should avoid deli meats and hot dogs. They can carry a bacteria called Listeria which is extremely harmful to your baby.
So instead of this:
Ingredients: BEEF, WATER, CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF: SALT, CORN SYRUP, DEXTROSE, SODIUM LACTATE, SODIUM PHOSPHATES, SODIUM DIACETATE, ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C), EXTRACTIVES OF PAPRIKA, DRIED GARLIC, SPICE, SODIUM NITRITE.
Love this company and what they stand for. You can visit their site here. Their products have no MSG, no nitrates or nitrites, no antibiotics, no fillers, chemicals or hormones.
If you have a Costco in your area you can buy them there for a really good price. You get a package of 3, 8 packs (a total of 24 hot dogs) for $9.99. To me it's worth a little bit extra to know my girls are eating a better hot dog.
Stay tuned for another post this week about the link to hormones in meats and milk and infertility.
Where's the beef?
Disclaimer: This is my opinion. I do not get paid to endorse any products that I suggest. I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on t.v. I am just a mom who enjoys researching the ingredients in the food I eat and buying whole organic food. Thank you.