Because they are high in nitrates, the Cancer Prevention Coalition advises that children
eat no more than 12 hot dogs a month. If you can't live without hot dogs, buy those made
without sodium nitrate.
Also high in the same sodium nitrates found in hot dogs, bacon, and other processed meats
raise the risk of heart disease. The saturated fat in bacon also contributes to cancer.
Doughnuts are cancer-causing double trouble. First, they are made with white flour, sugar,
and hydrogenated oils, then fried at high temperatures. Doughnuts, says Adams , may be the
worst food you can possibly eat to raise your risk of cancer.
Like doughnuts, French fries are made with hydrogenated oils and then fried at high
temperatures. They also contain cancer- causing acryl amides which occur during the frying
process. They should be called cancer fries, not French fries, said Adams
All are usually made with white flour and sugar. Even the ones whose labels claim to be
free of trans-fats generally contain small amounts of trans-fats.