These Are The 25 Unhealthiest Grocery Store Items

21. Hot dogs

Home-cooked hotdogs fresh off the grill
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Like most processed meats, the hot dog is high in saturated fats, which get linked to heart disease. You’d best avoid adding it to your grocery cart, or grabbing one of those $1.50 hot dog/soda combos from the Costco food court.

One Oscar Mayer Classic Beef Uncured hot dog has 360 milligrams of sodium and 12 grams of fat alone — and once you pile all those toppings (who doesn’t love a chilli cheese dog?) you’ll be hurting your body even more.

Some hot dogs may also contain nitrates and nitrites to help lengthen their shelf life, which have been associated with an increased risk of some cancers, according to a BBC report.

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