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Hot Dogs: Hebrew National and Ball Park Beef Franks

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Fight It: Ball Park Beef Franks

They "plump when you cook 'em!" is Ball Park's advertising slogan. Perhaps a more honest ad promise would be, "You plump when you eat 'em!" Each of these freakishly fatty franks has 16 grams of fat and 180 calories. That's more than 10 times the fat and 4 times the calories you'd get in a Hebrew National 97% Fat Free Beef Frank. And trust us, these dogs don't even taste any better than Hebrew National's super-low-fat alternative. Send these pound-packing puppies straight to the doghouse. Heads Up: Ball Park does make fat-free beef franks, but they're just not as good as Hebrew National's 97% Fat Free ones (although we're still big fans of their fat-free turkey franks).

Serving Size: 1 frank
Calories: 180
Fat: 16g
Sodium: 560mg
Carbs: 3g
Fiber: 0g
Sugars: 3g
Protein: 6g

* 5 Points!

Originally published on Hungry-Girl.com; reprinted on FitnessMagazine.com with permission.

 

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ezelcook wrote:

I Evev with the reduced fat content take a good look at the sodium content! Unless the salt content is reduced and The nitrate and nitrite levels eliminated no way are any of these hot dogs the way to go. E nitrate/nitrite levels

9/30/2011 11:25:55 AM Report Abuse
pflaws wrote:

What about the cholesterol in the franks? This is an important issue to many people.

9/29/2011 04:37:34 PM Report Abuse
kandl030603 wrote:

I'll stick with Trader Joe's all beef franks uncured! Nitrates in all of these disgusting hotdogs listed above!

9/29/2011 09:57:57 AM Report Abuse
paula479 wrote:

The fat is only one issue regarding hot dogs. It is all the other garbage like BHT, MSG, etc. Nitrates. They are very bad for you and until you remove all the harmful preservatives and other ingredients I will not eat a hot dog. And I do love them too.

9/29/2011 09:54:27 AM Report Abuse
RISAL2 wrote:

great. I was scare to eat a hot dog because of the fat. Hopefully, they taste good too!

5/27/2011 11:55:31 AM Report Abuse

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