Meat-based hot dogs consist of flesh from cattle, pigs, turkeys, or chicken. Many die-hard meat eaters refuse to eat hot dogs because they’re often produced using inferior cuts of meat. And since hot dogs are cured with nitrates, they carry greater health risks than other meat products. Hot dogs and other processed meats have been repeatedly implicated in greatly increased risk of colon cancer.
Luckily, it’s easy to satisfy your cravings with healthy, animal-friendly veggie dogs. These products are widely available at most supermarkets and all natural foods stores. Vegans should always check the product label, since some veggie dogs contain dairy products or eggs.
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