Hot Dogs Rock

Hot Dogs Rock

"I started out eating hot dogs in college because they were cheap"

I don't know how anyone who loves meat cannot not love hotdogs. There are so many different types of hotdogs from turkey to chicken to all beef to kosher to all natural to all tofu dogs, there is definitely a hot dog taste for every taste. Unless you actually don't like the taste of hotdogs, in which case it's better to stick with tofu dogs (sometimes they are called pups, for no apparent reason) because they taste absolutely nothing like hot dogs.

I started out eating hot dogs in college because they were cheap; then I developed a taste for them and all bets were off. However, when I started having joint problems secondary to inflammation I decided to cut down on my nitrates which supposedly can help with inflammation. Guess what was the primary thing in my diet that was loaded with nitrates? Right, hot dogs. All my friends are continually trying to sell me on the benefits on the all natural and/organic dogs, which, by definition have less of the evil nitrate inflamers. The problem is they really don't taste that awesome. After all, part of what makes hot dogs great is actually the salt content, which often comes in the form of nitrates. Plus organic hot dogs especially are ridiculous in price. I've seen them as high as $11.99 for an eight pack. Hot dogs you buy at the store and cook at home should not cost more than a dollar. That's just plain nuts.

I've found a hard-reduction compromise between my taste buds and my joints: I only eat hot dogs once a week and rinse them before I eat them. Progress not perfection, so they say. But if someone comes out with a cheap, tasty natural hotdog they'll probably be come a much more common eating occurrence in my life.