Eating vegan has plenty of perks: With
vegan foods, you don't hurt animals with your meals, support environmental
degradation, or absorb unnecessary animal fats.
But there's another reason to
eat vegan: You save yourself from ingesting some of the surprising ingredients in
A 2011 article in The Local East Village
said that hot-dog eaters get much more than they bargain for, including glass, plastic, metal, bone,
rodents, and other miscellaneous ingredients, when they chow down on
animal flesh. Lost your lunch yet?
It's pretty gross, and we got to
thinking: How do meat hot dogs match up to vegan dogs, not only in nasty
ingredients but also in heart-healthy ones?
We matched up Sarah Lee's Ballpark Hot
Dog and a Jumbo Vegan Smart Dog for comparison. The contest was not even close.
Check it out for yourself:
case you're not familiar with the term, "mechanically separated turkey,"
as defined by the U.S.
Department of Agriculture, is a "paste-like and batter-like meat product produced by
forcing bones, with attached edible tissue, through a sive or similar device
under high pressure …."
Tasty, huh? We'll take the aptly named Smart
Dogs any day.
about you? What's your favorite brand of veggie dog?
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