20 Foods You Must Avoid in 2016

Hot Dogs

7. Hot dogs

Hot dogs are never made with the best cuts of beef or pork, but that’s the least of the reasons why you should avoid them. Let’s see: they’re a veritable sodium bomb, they’re full of fat and nitrates, and that fluffy white bread bun it’s served in is also a health nightmare. Like ketchup on your hot dog? You’ve now got added sugar on top of it all. Yes, organic and nitrate-free hot dogs are somewhat better for a once-a-summer treat, but if you absolutely must have your meat in tube form, try a minimally processed chicken sausage with mustard and kraut.