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Things rated a 'B' may have some harmful qualities to pay attention to. While consuming/doing something unhealthy once in a blue moon shouldn't hurt, we definitely recommend eliminating 'D' items as a regular part of your routine/diet.
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Takes are fried corn tortilla based chips rolled into an attractive shape. Like much corn chip based products, they are loaded with saturated fats, trans-fats, monosodium glutamate (MSG), sodium, and artificial chemicals, flavors, and colors.
The amount of additives to these products rob them of any nutritional value and make them essentially chemically created “non-foods”. Takes come in a large variety of both sweet and salty flavors accounting for the generic listing of “seasonings” on their labels.
Their official company website contains no nutritional information for any of their varieties. Some spices with the “seasonings” blend can cause stomach irritation, burning in the throat, diarrhea, and indigestion.
The high sodium and MSG content are a big area of concern. Overindulgence of these chemicals can lead to dehydration, headaches, and bloating.
Research shows that long-term side effects of sodium and MSG include Hypertension, High Cholesterol, Kidney Failure, Diabetes, Heart disease and Osteoporosis. These specific colors are often used because they are visually appealing, however the consequences are great.
Though you can find them in many processed foods, it is important to avoid them as much as possible, especially in children. Takes contain some controversial preservatives, that enable them to sit on the gas station or grocery store shelf for a couple of years, prior to making it into your home.
Though there are great advantages to modern day advancements in preserving food, it comes at a cost. Researchers have found that high doses, Tert-Butylhydroquinone (BHQ) can cause tumors and DNA damage.
Though definitive research is still in the works, BHT is correlated with risks of cancer and asthma. Many popular processed food brands have begun to phase out the chemical, due to these concerns.
Thus, if you or your children eat more than one serving, you could be consuming a toxic dose of the chemicals. If you enjoy the taste and texture of the snack, try making a homemade version of the snack with oven cooked corn tortillas, a little of sea salt, and organic dried out spices.
Takes are rolled tortilla chip snacks (similar to the deep-fried Iquitos), produced in Mexico and distributed/imported by Barrel USA LLC. Salsa Brave (Hot Sauce); Fuel (Hot Chili Pepper & Lemon); Explosion (a spicy cheese-flavored/chili pepper variety); Crunchy Fajita (Taco Flavored); Guacamole (a spicy snack topped with a style of salsa guacamole); Takes Nitro (Habanero & Lime).
Moreover, recent research strongly associates saturated fat consumption with a decreased pancreas secretion of insulin. Some studies suggest that swapping one percent of saturated fat calories from your regular diet for any other macronutrient can add approximately a whole year of aging length onto your telomeres.
Canola oil is a genetically modified product and is a Canadian invention that is backed by Canada’s government. Consuming partially hydrogenated vegetable soybean oil negatively impacts the health of your heart.
A claim with a history on social media has again gone viral after a warning posted to Facebook last year: The post describes how the boy began vomiting intermittently in early July 2019.
Different diagnoses were offered by medical professionals until late November, when a primary care doctor said that not only were Takes responsible for the erosion of the boy's stomach lining, they are also toxic to children and adults. Melissa Ortiz, a Kaiser-Fresno dietitian, told Slopes that children and teens eat too much of the spicy food in one sitting, causing stomach upset.
“We do see tons of gastritis and ulcer-related stuff due to it,” Lavender said, as reported by USA TODAY in 2018. Edwin McDonald, a gastroenterologist and assistant professor of medicine at University of Chicago Medicine, wrote in an article in 2018 that although spicy foods don't cause ulcers, they can trigger stomach pain and other symptoms in some people.
Frito-Lay, the manufacturer of Flaming' Hot Cheetos, said that although food safety is a priority, spicy snacks aren't for everyone: “Some consumers may be more sensitive to spicy foods than others,” the company said in 2018, as reported by GREG News in Memphis. Our fact check work is supported in part by a grant from Facebook.
Barrel is a unit of the famous Group Bimbo Company, who are also owners of many other popular Mexican brands. Group Bimbo purchased a snack factory in Querétaro during the late 70s which later became known as Barrel when the famous title was born on February 9th, 1978.
Yesterday, I took my 10-year-old daughter to Urgent Care in Lancaster with extreme stomach pain (two days off and on). After the Dr. evaluated her stomach and ran urine tested, she checked for tenderness, she found the area that was causing my daughter the pain.
(Keep in mind that we are pretty consistent with eating healthy and my daughter was having about 3 small bags of takes a month.) The toddles teeth failed to grow because even his gums were affected and now the toddler is at The Children’s Hospital in LA undergoing chemo.
Dr. Robert Latter, an emergency medicine physician for Leno Hill Hospital in New York, said, “A number of patients who have consumed Cheetos in excess have complained of pain in their upper abdomen, rising up into their chest, likely due to the red peppers and spice contained in the snack.” St. Louis Children’s Hospital pediatrician Dr. Kathleen Bertelsmann says Flaming’ Hot Cheetos contain a lot of red food dye and when kids eat large amounts of them, eventually it turns their stool bright red or orange.
“Flaming’ Hot Cheetos is one food that people will eat enormous amounts of and will see a change in their stool.” Bertelsmann says parents could use this as a teaching moment, talking with their kids about gluttony and eating things in moderation.
Some scientists and doctors cite the addictive qualities of food products like Cheetos as one reason why children may overeat them. “It’s something that has been engineered so that it is fattier and saltier and more novel to the point where our body, brain, and pleasure centers react to it more strongly than if we were eating, say, a handful of nuts,” Ashley Earhart, a clinical psychology professor at the University of Michigan, told the Chicago Tribune.
3, 2018 -- The staff at Le Bother Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN, took part this week in an unusual taste test. Doctors brought in several varieties of spicy snack chips such as Flaming’ Hot Cheetos and Takes.
The chips are dusted with a fiery red powder that brings about 100 kids a month to their specialty clinic with complaints of agonizing stomach pain, and sometimes blood-red vomiting and what often looks like slimy, blood-streaked stool. Doctors say it’s actually just red from the food coloring in the chips, but it can scare parents, especially if they don’t know what their kids have been eating.
They tend to see this problem in school-aged kids and teens, Lavender says, though he’s treated a 2-year-old who ate several bags after getting them from an older sibling. “Kids who come into our clinic with abdominal pain, heartburn, maybe reflux, generally that’s become one of the first questions we ask them, is had they been eating hot chips?” Lavender says.
A check of the FDA complaint database for food reveals that the agency has received about two dozen reports over the last 15 years of children and adults who’ve needed medical treatment for stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting after eating spicy snack chips. In a written statement, Takes says their chips are safe to eat in moderation and as part of a balanced diet.
Frito-Lay, the company that makes Flaming’ Hot Cheetos, didn’t respond to an emailed request for comment. “We have kids in our most prestigious high school, they’re eating just as many there as places that are less socioeconomically advantaged,” Lavender says.
“Certainly around here in Memphis we’ve got areas with ‘food deserts’ where kids are limited in what fresh fruits and vegetables they can get to, much less prepare and eat,” he says. The chips become part of an eating pattern that includes too many sugary drinks, too much fat, and too little fiber, all of which are unhealthy.
“It’s all those foods,” says Martha Rivera, MD, a pediatrician at Adventist Health in downtown Los Angeles. She mixed crushed chips with a little water and tested the slurry with a paper strip designed to measure pH, which tells you its acidity.
She says her patients have been diagnosed with diabetes, stomach pain (called gastritis), obesity, and high blood pressure. She says the pharmacists in the hospital where she works have noticed more kids taking prescription drugs to manage stomach acid, called proton pump inhibitors.
Nutrition researchers call these kinds of foods ‘highly palatable’ because they stimulate the brain’s pleasure centers, driving people to overeat, even when they aren’t hungry. Lavender says that’s because nerves that sense pain in the stomach lie on its outer wall, not in the lining, and it takes several hours for the spice to penetrate.
One of his patients is a hot chips “dealer” who buys big bags of spicy snacks, repackages them and sells them to his classmates.