Now c’mon, do red Cheetos really seem like they would be safe to eat? If they aren’t bright orange, then beware! According to doctors the brand called Flamin’ Hot Cheetos may indeed not be safe!
Even the marketing states how they are “dangerously good.” That is probably a red flag right there.
Turns out having too many of these things can land you in the hospital. Dr. Kathleen Berchelmann is from St. Louis Children’s Hospital and she says that Flamin’ Hot Cheetos are the perfect storm of salt, saturated fats, and sugar which addict people to the taste. Even the most self-controlled junk food eaters seem not to be able to resist the dangerous taste of red Cheetos. So you can imagine how kids, with no self control, can easily rip through a bag like nobody’s business.
While it’s not healthy to consume high salt and saturated fat snacks in general, the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos is particularly bad due to the red hot spices that can cause stomach damage!
Turns out these spices from the Cheetos can stick along your gastrointestinal tract. This includes your esophagus, stomach, duodenum, and small intestine, and this will lead to pain to take place in the upper abdomen, which will then rise up the chest. All due to what Dr. Glatter, an emergency medicine physician in New York, suspects are the red peppers and spice that the snack contains. Dr. Glatter serves as an emergency medicine physician in New York.
Those with a history of heartburn or acid reflux are especially potent to these individuals, and negative reactions can occur even more.
For children and other patients, the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos can cause stools to turn red from the red dye! Nasty! This in turn makes one to believe that it’s blood in the stool and causes emergency room visits, when all along it was just the red Cheetos! This is definitely a sign that you’ve had too many of these snacks. Takes a lot of food dye to cause color to change like this.
If you are a Cheetos junkie, then stick with the orange ones and not the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. You could experience some unexpected effects, not to mention some nasty red stools!
Share this important info with friends and family to warn them of the dangers that this brand of Cheetos may pose!