It’s all too easy to just throw aEssential Mbologna sandwich or a hot dog into your kids’ lunchbox for school. They’re cheap and the kids often love them. And of course with our economy’s continuing downfall, we often cut costs in our grocery bill because of its flexibility. In doing so however, we’re risking our children’s health.
Processed meats like hot dogs and bologna are loaded with sodium nitrate, an ingredient that has been linked to colon disease, kidney disease, leukemia, brain tumors and breast cancer. Sodium Nitrate is a crystalline chemical that is used to preserve the color of the meat it’s added to. Without it, the meat would look gray and old instead of fresh.
Sodium Nitrate is also used in rocket propellants, explosives and it’s used as a fertilizer. Yet here we are using it in our foods and then consuming it. But some may argue that there’s not enough of the stuff in our foods to harm us. Yet what they aren’t telling you is that when Sodium Nitrate mixes with the acids in our stomach it can lead to potential health problems.
And if that’s not enough to make you think twice about serving these foods to your kids, think about this. These meats are made with the leftover animal parts that can’t be used anywhere else. And there is also enough saturated fat in the ingredients that you can add heart disease and obesity to the list of health concerns as well.
Plus these types of food are loaded with salt, which is another unhealthy ingredient when consumed in large quantities. Too much salt actually increases your blood pressure, which can eventually lead to heart disease.Now think about all of the chemicals that are used during the manufacturing process and you’re in for quite a disturbing about of disgusting and dangerous ingredients.