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How to know if a Hot Dog is Healthy vs. Not





My top 3 Tips when Shopping for Hot Dogs


1. Look at the Ingredient List!


Ask yourself...can I recognize the ingredients in this product?


Lets look at two different hot dog ingredient lists:


Ball Park Beef Franks:


Ingredients I do not recognize: Potassium Lactate, Hydrolyzed Beef Stock, Sodium Phosphate, Diacetate?!, Extractives?!... YIKES!



Applegate Organic Beef Hot Dogs:


Ingredients I do not recognize:.... NONE! I recognize all of them! Much better choice!




2. Look at the nutrition label!


Lets look at two different hot dog nutrition labels:


Ball Park Beef Franks:


**RED FLAG**: We NEVER want "transfat" in our food! Also it has 6g of saturated fat...we want a serving to be more around 3g or less!

Applegate Organic Beef Hot Dogs:



NO Trans Fats!! Woo Hoo! Also only 4g of Saturated fat which is closer to the ideal of 3g or less.


What to be looking for on food label:


Around 3g of Saturated fat or less.

Less than 600mg Sodium

NO Transfats!!!

Ideally no carbohydrates or sugar (through unrecognizable ingredients)



3. Look for for brands like:

  • Applegate

  • 365 Organic (Whole Foods)

  • Thin and Trim

  • Organic Prairie

  • Tetons Waters Ranch

  • Hebrew National All Natural (still has 0.5g tranfats... so other brands may be better)

  • Natures Promise

  • Aidells is a great brand for chicken sausages




Have questions about a Hot Dog Brand? Don’t hesitate to reach out!

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