1. Ramen noodles
It would only cost you about $140 a year if you ate Ramen for every meal. One pack contains over half the daily recommended amount of sodium. A study found that eating Ramen twice per week increases your risk of heart disease, diabetes & stroke.
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2. Peanut butter
One 12 oz jar packs in a whole lotta nuts about 540 to be exact. Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of getting peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth. A study found that eating about 2 tbsp of peanut butter at least 5 days a week may lower your risk of diabetes by almost 30%.
3. Hot dogs
In the US, more than 800 hot dogs are eaten per second between memorial day and labor day. Most are made of:
- A combo of pork, beef, chicken & turkey
- Curing agents
- Water & spices
Nitrates and nitrites preserve their color, taste and texture, but these preservatives have been linked to certain cancers.
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