What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Flamin' Hot Cheetos?

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Are they really worth the pain?

Morgan Nitti
George Washington University
November 30, 201

Like any red-blooded American, I freaking love Flamin' Hot Cheetos.
There is no stronger addiction than the one for these chips. Once you
start eating them, you cannot stop. Trust me, I've tried. Now, we all
realize that these chips are horrible for us, but does this deter us?
No. But should it?  

Doctors Say

Dr. Martha Rivera says she has seen far too many children come into
the emergency room after wolfing down a bag of Flamin' Hot Cheetos.
She reports that they are being set up for ulcerations, erosions, and
possibly even peptic ulcer disease.

In regards to the fiery red coloring of this snack, Dr. Kathleen
Berchelman says that if you see red in your stool it might not be due
to Flamin' Hot Cheetos, but instead to over eating. Eating red food
shouldn't turn your stool red unless you eat copious amounts of this

Stomach Pains for Days

The snack causes some people gastritis (inflammation of the stomach
lining). Gastritis is associated with bloating, burning, and even
vomiting. But these symptoms are due from eating an ungodly amount of
chips. Moderation will be your best friend when it comes to eating
these little pieces of heaven.


Should we talk nutrition? Ugh fine. These chips are pretty unhealthy,
let's be real, and can even make your poo red. For a middle school
boy, this might be amazing and quite amusing, but for the rest of us,
well...not so much. But with 160 calories, 250 milligrams of sodium,
11 grams of fat, and 1.5 grams of saturated fat in a serving, we might
want to control our obsession. Just a tiny bit.

Children Beware

The only reported incidents of trips to the emergency room due to
Flamin' Hot Cheetos are in children. In every article that I have
read, the concern is a child having problems with control and maybe
some issues with dealing with the 'spice.' So let's keep the Cheetos
eating to the big kids. We do it the best.

Eat the Damn Chips

All in all, who cares that you might suffer from some heart burn? Eat
the Cheetos! They are amazing and spicy and will be nicer to you than
any boy ever has.  


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