This definitely makes me want to adjust my summer grilling menu.  The University of Michigan found that every hot dog you eat shortens your “healthy life” by an average of 36 MINUTES.

When referring to “healthy life,” they are speaking of the years where you’re fairly healthy.  These are the years when you are not dealing with chronic illnesses or disabilities.

The study looked at over 5,000 different foods and came up with a number for each one.

Burgers, for instance, shorten your healthy life by about five minutes.  The same holds true for mac n’ cheese.

There are foods that will let you add to your “healthy life” too.  A handful of cashews can extend your healthy years by 26 minutes.

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