Apparently every hot dog you eat takes 36 minutes off your life

trending 02/09/2021

It’s no secret we all love to devour a good hot dog or two!

But, a new study has revealed the shocking level of damage we could be doing to our bodies by not opting for healthier options.

Research carried out by the University of Michigan School of Public Health has claimed that one hot dog could take as much as 36 minutes off a person's life.

Imagine counting the minutes after a hot dog eating contest. Eek!

The study, which ranked over 5,000 foods by minutes gained or lost per serving, found that the popular barbecue snack could be extremely damaging.

According to the report, this is due to the "detrimental effects of processed" meat, salt and fat.

Unsurprisingly, all of the things we have come to know and love in this world, like burgers, bacon butties and sweet drinks, are just the things that could speed up one's shuffling off this existence.

Whereas the obvious things like fruit, vegetables and cereals will keep us here for much longer.

For example, one 85-gram serving of chicken wings translated to 3.3 minutes of life lost but peanut butter and jelly sandwiches could add a whopping 33 minutes to it. 

Now don’t worry too much!

If you enjoy a hot dog once in a while, it's completely fine. Everybody wants to have fun foods in their life, and that's part of enjoying eating.

But, if you're honing down on multiple hot dogs a week, we suggest maybe cutting it back a bit!