New York, NY – Social media uttered a collective “WTF” when Lil Xan claimed he’d overdosed on Hot Cheetos and wanted an ambulance experience to the hospital. While Xan assured his followers he was advantageous, he did reveal the overconsumption of the orange-dusted cornmeal puffs “ripped one thing” in his abdomen.
While some individuals known as foul and concluded he was in all probability on medicine, the gastrointestinal penalties of consuming too many Hot Cheetos is, in actual fact, a factor.
According to New York journal’s Grub Street weblog, consumption of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and Takis are the “main reason for gastric-related hospital visits amongst youngsters, with one Memphis, Tennessee, kids’s hospital estimating this 12 months that it sees 100-150 sufferers per 12 months following overconsumption of spicy snacks.”
Overindulging in spicy snacks can reek havoc on the whole gastrointestinal system.
Billboard reached out to a Frito-Lay spokesperson who mentioned, “At Frito-Lay, we intention to thrill our customers and meals security is at all times our primary precedence. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos meet all relevant meals security rules, in addition to our rigorous high quality requirements.
“That mentioned, we understand some customers could also be extra delicate to spicy meals than others and will select to average consumption or keep away from spicier snacks as a result of private choice.”
Dr. Thomas Ullman, the chief of gastroenterology at New York’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Montefiore Medical Center, additionally weighed in.
“Depending on what’s within the spicy snack meals, the potential for GI [gastrointestinal] intolerance might be a volume-based phenomenon,” Dr. Ullman advised Billboard. “In my studying on this, it appears as if a few of the complaints or a few of the presenting signs similar to crimson stool are individuals mistaking what they assume is blood for what’s crimson dyes which are in meals.
“Overeating something may cause GI intolerance or gastrointestinal signs and any variety of different signs, vomiting amongst them.”
Xan is adamant he’s “by no means been extra more healthy and sober” in his life. The 21-year-old simply kicked off the Total Xanarchy Tour in New York on Wednesday night time (September 26).
For now, he merely has to put off the Cheetos.