Anatomy of a Hot Dog

What’s in a hot dog, and why does it pose serious health risks? By¬†Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

  • Nitrates and Nitrites produce carcinogenic compounds. They also cause the hardening of arteries and may increase risk of diabetes.
  • Heme Iron is related to the formation of N-nitroso compounds that may lead to colorectal cancer.
  • Heterocyclic Amines (HCAs) are carcinogens formed by cooking and grilling at high temperatures.
  • Saturated Fat and Cholesterol lead to LDL deposits in arteries, causing narrowing and blockage which can result in heart attacks or strokes.
  • Salt is linked to both high blood pressure and stomach cancer.
  • Trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) is a chemical compound that increases the risk of heart disease.

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Brown Bag It!

Fit-Fathers-Veggie-BLT-TLTWords by Kimatni D. Rawlins

Anytime my wife and the mother of our two daughters heads out on a long flight I hook her up like a Fit Father should. No need in searching for GMO, processed or fast foods in the airport when 20 minutes of home prep can lead to nutritional happiness in the friendly skies. Moreover, on the road you never know what mood your taste buds will be in so I always prepare a few options for Misa to choose from.

Meal 1) TLT = Tempeh, Lettuce and Tomatoe sandwich on whole grain toast. But I use kale instead.

Meal 2) Fresh, steamed, organic kale and onions seasoned with nutritional yeast, garlic and Braggs Liquid Aminos served over quinoa.

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Meal 3) Fit Fathers Bowl: Brown Rice, the kale, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, tomatoes and onions.

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Remember, never accept an excuse for not eating healthy no matter where you are; home, on the road or out with friends. Your health is your future. Eat clean!