We’ve heard about some of these incidents and perhaps seen one or two headlines about this in the news, but now it’s official. Doctors are taking issue with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Here’s why.
The marketing for Flamin’ Hot Cheetos is incredibly accurate. This cheesy snack is “dangerously good.” So dangerous, in fact, many doctors are now advising parents to not let their children — and to not let themselves! — indulge in this fiery, cheesy snack.
Overindulging can, in fact, put you in the hospital from the side effects.
Dr. Kathleen Berchelmann from St. Louis Children’s Hospital explains that Flamin’ Hot Cheetos are made with just the right amounts of salt, saturated fats, and sugar that make the food incredibly addicting. People who have good self-control already struggle to put the bag away. Children with even less, or no, control at all, tend to finish the entire bag.
This isn’t unhealthy just because it’s bad to eat that much processed foods or fats.