For the record – I love a good hot dog. Summer time is typically a ball game, a beer and a dog – Americana at its best. Now with the Memorial Day holiday fast upon us I know the home grill is gonna get a work out and top of the list . . . hot dogs. But what I’ve come to learn from my experience at Fight Colorectal Cancer is perhaps my love for the “dog” needs to be balanced with moderation, closer selection in type and awareness of the potential impact to those at risk.
This past December we saw quite a bit of press on the topic – About.com Colon Cancer posted a very detailed article on the topic worth a few minutes of your time.
Along that same discussion we’ve spoken a lot about diet and nutrition and lots of info can be found as a result of a google search – provided you get past the always entertaining Google Doodles – especially on our own Webinar Series on how to Shape Your Plate.
Bottom line is balance, moderation and if at all possible exercise. I’ll take mine with the brown spicy mustard – no ketchup, I’m a traditionalist.
What’s on your grill this holiday?