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.