Parents, beware: Spicy Cheetos Are Hospitalizing Kids

Spicy Cheetos Are Hospitalizing Kids

Parents, beware: the spicy snacks in your pantry may be dangerous to your kids – and not because they lack nutritional value. Emergency room doctors are reporting treating more and more kids every day who have developed gastritis – a painful inflammation or erosion of the stomach lining – after eating Flamin’ Hot Crunchy Cheetos (source).

“On any given day, White Memorial Medical Center’s Dr. Martha Rivera says she’ll see five, six, sometimes more cases of kids with gastritis due to eating spicy chips, spicy candies and spicy delicacies.

“We have a population who loves to eat the hot spicy, not real foods, and they come in with these real complaints,” said Dr. Martha Rivera, White Memorial Medical Center (source)”.

Parents, beware:

Parents, beware:

Why does this happen? Because Flamin’ Hot Crunchy Cheetos are spicy enough to change the pH balance of children’s stomachs which leads to developing gastritis. And if you are thinking that it’s just the hot spice causing the problem you would be wrong – doctors believe that it’s also the flavor coating on the Cheetos that’s contributing to the change in pH.