You know how Nanny has been lecturing us ad nauseam about the health risks, to us, of eating "junk food"?
Not one day goes by when Nanny, or one of her lackeys, doesn't come up with a new scare story; warning us that we will die a gruesome and grisly death, if we eat one more hamburger or leg of fried chicken.
Well, it seems that Nanny may have to change her message a little bit.
Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have found out that the sodium nitrite content of hot dogs may in fact be health beneficial. They have started infusing sodium nitrite into volunteers; in hopes that it could prove a cheap but potent treatment for sickle cell anemia, heart attacks, brain aneurysms, even an illness that suffocates babies.
These ailments all have something in common; namely that they are associated with low oxygen (now you know why Michael Jackson sleeps in an oxygen tent!), seemingly these problems can be eased by nitrite.
Nitrite is used by the food industry to preserve certain forms of processed meat, such as hot dogs.
It seems that hot dogs may in fact help you live longer!
Yah Boo to you Nanny!
I'll have mustard and ketchup on mine.