Hot Cheetos

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Every kid LOVES “Hot Cheetos.” People of all ages buy this product because it is spicy, delicious and cheesy. Many people feel that this product is addictive, but they should think carefully before eating any more of this unhealthy snack.

It turns out that Flamin’ Hot Limon Cheetos was rated an F on FoodFacts.Com.  A reason it gets this score is due to one of its ingredients – high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).

So what’s the problem with HFCS? It is a highly processed, unnatural product, yet it is often sold under “all natural” labels.

High-fructose corn syrup is a man-made sweetener that’s found in a lot of processed foods, from ketchup and cereals to crackers and salad dressings. HFCS is used as sweetener and as an element to seal in moisture, to keep food fresh.

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High Fructose Corn Syrup was introduced to beverages in the 1970s.   Since then, the average American has increased their eating habits of HFCS from zero to over 60 pounds per person, per year.

HFCS known to be a significant cause of obesity in our country.  HFCS contributes to the development of obesity and diabetes.

Now that you’ve learned about what’s in this hot crunchy cheese snack, do you think you’ll be eating Hot Cheetos?

Yes, you could eat this once in a while, but NOT ALL THE TIME. We would recommend eating this snack twice a month or less. You should watch for high fructose corn syrup in other foods that you eat.

If you’d rather avoid the High Fructose Corn Syrup in Hot Cheetos, try Lay’s Original Baked Potato Chips, it is much healthier for you and it was rated a B on FoodFacts.Com!!!!

Why? Because Lay’s Original Baked Potato Chips has healthier ingredients such as potatoes, starch, sugar, corn oil and salt.  Oh, and did you hear that? NO HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP!!!!!!!

By Valeria V. and Alex M.

Valeria  AlexM

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