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iVillage: Which is Worse? At the Movies

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Answer: It's a Tie!

“There’s not much redeeming nutritional value in either one,” advises Sass. “These should be eaten only as an occasional splurge.” The nachos include saturated fat, trans fat and sodium. The hot dog’s nitrates (used as a preservative and associated with an increased risk of cancer), the refined carbs in the white bun, and about 700 mg of sodium per dog, make the hot dog a nutritional nightmare. “Considering that 1500 to 2300 mg of sodium is the daily limit for most of us, that’s a big hunk [of salt] for one snack,” says Sass.

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