Too Many ‘Hot’ Snacks Can Cause Serious Health Issues In Children
Parents be aware of how many hot snacks your children eat as they can cause serious health issues.
WGN shares a story of a Mother who's daughter had to have gallbladder surgery due to eating too many 'Hot Takis'.
It's estimated that her daughter "was eating around four bags of hot snacks a week."
When her daughter started feeling sick, she took her to the doctor. The doctor stated that it was the eating of the "hot chips [that] were behind the stomach problems her 17-year-old daughter was having."
"Dr. Cary Canvender, a gastroenterologist at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, says there's a lot of factors that go into having a gallbladder removed. But he believes eating the chips probably contributed. "We do see tons of gastritis and ulcer-related stuff due to it."
Doctors throughout the country are seeing numerous children every month "with stomach problems due to the [hot] chips."
Doctors are advising "that parents monitor their child's diet and load up on those fruits and veggies."
You won't need to eliminate the hot snacks, like Takis Fuego or Flamin' Hot Cheetos, but your kids should them in moderation.
So what do the makers of Takis and Flamin' Hot Cheetos have to say?
This is what Takis maker, Buchanan's Public Relations stated:
"We assure you that Takis are safe to eat, but should be enjoyed in moderation as part of a well-balanced diet. Takis ingredients fully comply with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations, and all of the ingredients in each flavor are listed in detail on the label. Always check the serving size before snacking."
Frito-Lay, makers of Flamin' Hot Cheetos, said:
“At Frito-Lay, food safety is always our number one priority, and our snacks meet all applicable food safety regulations as well as our rigorous quality standards. Some consumers may be more sensitive to spicy foods than others and may choose to avoid spicier snacks due to personal preference.”