Every Hot Dog You Eat Shortens Your “Healthy Life” by 36 Minutes?

Well, this isn’t good! I’m counting up all the hot dogs I’ve eaten JUST this summer and……..uh, oh.

A new study at the University of Michigan found that every hot dog you eat shortens your “healthy life” by an average of 36 MINUTES.

By “healthy life,” they mean the years where you’re fairly healthy in general, and aren’t dealing with chronic illnesses or disabilities.

They looked at over 5,000 different foods and came up with a number for each one.

For example, burgers and macaroni-and-cheese both shorten your healthy life by about five minutes.  But the good news is you can also ADD time.

Opting for a handful of cashews can extend your healthy years by 26 minutes.

Other things that do it include fruits, vegetables, and seafood. Boring…

And this one’s surprising – peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches can also ADD time.


(UofM / Nature / Daily Mail)

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