Over the years we have all heard what is good for you, or bad for you to eat. Then later there's a recap saying, well, l maybe not.  Sure we all try and eat healthy, and I have a lot lately, But we all need to have our cheat days where we simply just eat our favorite comfort foods,  Life is meant to be enjoyed and eating is one of my life pleasures in my book.

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So how much do you love hot dogs?  I love them and can't go home to Chicago without getting a Vienna dog at Portillos hot dogs, my favorite along with their Italian beef.

What They Are Saying

So check it out, a new study at the University of Michigan says every hot dog you eat shortens the "healthy" years of your life by 36 minutes. WHAT?  Hang on a minute, I'm just counting up all the hot dogs I've had this summer.  HMMM!

According to studyfinds.org the next time you get ready to feed your face with a hot dog you may take minutes off healthy living. The University of Michigan researchers say eating a hot dog may shorten your “healthy life” by up to 36 minutes. On the other hand, eating a serving of cashews instead may extend it by 26 minutes!  I do love cashews.

Generally, dietary recommendations lack specific and actionable direction to motivate people to change their behavior, and rarely do dietary recommendations address environmental impacts,” says Katerina Stylianou, who performed this research as a doctoral candidate and postdoctoral fellow in the the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at U-M’s School of Public Health, in a university release.


Processed meats Can Be a Concern

Personally, I would not lose any sleep over it, but I have read a lot over the years that highly processed meats are not good for you. The way I eat bacon I would be in a little trouble.  So, I guess beef, pork, lamb, and processed meats can be unhealthy so we need to eat them in moderation I guess.  I am going to eat fruits and vegetables and some superfoods and will enjoy a hot dog once in a while, and of course, throw in some exercise.

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