Health researchers at the University of Michigan have recently made both an interesting and alarming discovery noting that eating a single hot dog has the possibility of taking 36 minutes off of a person’s life!
Within a conducted study researchers evaluated over 5,000 foods within the U.S diet and measured their effects in minutes of healthy life gained or lost reports CNN
“We wanted to make a health-based evaluation of the beneficial and detrimental impacts of the food in the entire diet,” says professor of environmental health sciences Olivier Jolliet.
Reports read that a single hotdog consists of 61 grams of processed meat resulting in the loss of 27 minutes of life.
“For example, 0.45 minutes are lost per gram of processed meat, or 0.1 minutes are gained per gram of fruit. We then look at the composition of each food and then multiplied this number by the corresponding food profiles that we previously developed,” Jolliet
However it has been indicated that eating foods such as foods such as nuts, legumes, seafood, fruits and non-starchy vegetables have positive effects on health,