Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Why Hot Dogs, Ham and Sausage are Harmful to Health?

By Alon Calinao Dy: That's right. Eating hot dogs, ham and sausage is not healthy. If you have a family history of heart disease, then it's time for you to limit food that are high in saturated fat and sodium.

Although gene is one risk factor, you can still avoid this threat by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and improving the quality of your life. How can we do this? Avoid consuming unhealthy foods I mentioned above.

I serving of hot dog

Calories: 180
Fat: 16 g
Cholesterol: 40 mg
Sodium: 560 mg

A 3-ounce serving of roasted regular ham

Calories: 140
Fat: 5 g
Cholesterol: 45 mg
Sodium: 1, 128 mg

I serving of pork sausage

Calories: 73
Fat: 5.7 g
Cholesterol: 40 mg
Sodium: 562 mg

Eating fatty food and high-sodium diet can lead to increase risk of heart disease, hypertension, kidney problems, and stroke.

It's not too late for everything. Watch every food you eat and stick to healthy and fresh fruits and vegetables. Instead of eating red meat, try fish because it is also a good source of protein and omega-3 fats with heart-healthy nutrients.