The Healing Hot Dog
How does it work? Sodium nitrites are what keep hot dogs from spoiling. So when you go to your local 7-11 and see those wieners being turned in those neat little ovens, you can pretty much bet that sodium nitrites have kept those 'dogs fresh for a few days.
Doctors have discovered that the sodium nitrites guard tissues when they are depleted of oxygen. For example, if someone has a heart attack and his arteries are cleared by a surgeon, heart tissue will remain to die afterwards. The nitrite interrupts that occurrence, dilates blood vessels, and essentially protects the heart tissue.
Utilizing sodium nitrites could help patients suffering from sickle cell anemia, heart attacks, brain aneurysms, and pulmonary hypertension.
Scientists are working on finding a pharmaceutical company to create what would be a really inexpensive drug. Trials on mice, dogs, and monkeys have yielded very favorable results. Human volunteers are now being injected with the hot dog preservative (pictured right).
That's amazing stuff.
I hope these same scientists can discover like treatments:
1)Pepperoni pizza will help cure lethargy
2)Cheese fries will cure allergies
3)Cheeseburgers will prevent migraines
4)Belgian waffles will stop hairloss
5)Fried chicken will prevent cavities and gingivitis
I figure, if they're able to show that hot dogs can save lives they can surely find links between my favorite bad foods and curing common ailments.
Hot dogs are a good start, so EAT UP and get 'yo sodium nitrite freak on!