I mostly eat chicken and fish but occasionally I like to have bacon or a hot dog. My main issue with bacon and hot dogs is nitrates. Nitrates are used as a preservative and to prevent the growth of bacteria. Nitrates are not harmful however; nitrates can turn into nitrites, which can form nitrosamines, a cancer-causing chemical. This is not good.
So what's a girl to do? Enter Applegate Farms. Applegate Farms manufactures an entire line of organic and non-organic meats that are uncured and nitrate free. YEA! Look for Applegate Farms in your local grocery store.