Question: Is there any truth in it, that hot dogs could prompt cancer?
Answer: Hot dogs are loaded with nitrites utilized as preservatives, mainly to fight off botulism. During cooking, nitrites merge with amines which exist naturally in meat to form carcinogenic N-nitroso compounds. There’s a strong suspicion that nitrites presumably merge with amines in the human stomach to form N-nitroso compounds. These compounds are called carcinogens and have been linked with cancer of the oral cavity, urinary bladder, esophagus, stomach and brain.
Question: Some vegetables carry nitrites, do they trigger cancer as well?
Answer: You can’t deny it that nitrites are not there in various vegetables, especially spinach, celery and green lettuce, etc. Nevertheless, eating vegetables possibly is effective in cutting the risk of cancer. Now! Is it possible? A simple answer is the production of N-nitroso compounds from nitrites and amines. Nitrites rich vegetables are also loaded with Vitamin C and D, which helps to impede the production of N-nitroso compounds. Therefore, vegetables are a lot safer and healthier, and help in cutting risk of cancer.