Takis are similar to Flamin’ Hot Cheetos as they are both highly processed and refined. Takis, in fact, are bad for your health and your body. Takis might cause severe stomach pain, ulcers and they are also rumored to cause cancer over a long period of time.
Let’s take a look at the ingredients:
Ingredients: Corn, Palm Oil, Seasoning (Maltodextrin, Salt, Citric Acid, Spices, Corn Starch, Monosodium Glutamate, Artificial Flavors, Natural Flavors (with Milk and Egg Ingredients), Onion Powder, Artificial Colors (FD&C Yellow 6 Lake, FD&C Red 40 Lake), Garlic Powder, Dextrose, Sesame Oil, Chicken Fat, Sodium Citrate) Contains 2% or Less of the Following Antioxidants (TBHQ and/or BHA and BHT) and Lime Traces.
BHA, BHT, and TBHQ
Butylated hydroxyanisole and hydroxytoluene two synthetically made chemicals which keep oils from becoming rancid fast. These chemicals are classified by the Department of Health and Human Services as “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen.” Unfortunately, these substances are still “generally recognized as safe” by the FDA.
Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a flavor enhancer often added to Chinese food, restaurant foods, canned vegetables, soups and more. The FDA requires companies to disclose the fact that they put MSG in their products. However, these companies are not required to disclose how much MSG was used. People will often experience immediate side effects after consuming MSG such as nausea, headache, heart problems and vomiting. Some studies suggest that MSG can lead to certain cancers and liver inflammation.
There are about 1,300 ingredients approved by the FDA to be used in the manufacturing of artificial flavors. Artificial flavoring takes over your brain! This is the reason you eat more than you originally planned on. In most instances, food manufacturers actually pay scientists to produce food flavors that trick our brain into wanting more of it.
Artificial food colors are chemical dyes used to color food and drinks. They can lead to hyperactivity and behavioral problems in children. Some studies have found these chemicals to cause cancer in laboratory animals.
- Red #40 (E124) – It has been found to cause thyroid cancer and chromosomal damage in laboratory animals and may also interfere with brain-nerve transmission.
- Yellow #6 (E110) Banned in Norway and Sweden, it increases the number of kidney and adrenal gland tumors in laboratory animals and may cause chromosomal damage.
Takis are in fact bad for you and your health!
Detox your body from these harmful chemicals
If you are looking to do a heavy metal toxin cleanse you should seriously consider using spirulina. The biology of spirulina allows it to naturally absorb toxic and unwanted heavy metals from your body. It is a very effective way to detox your body. The chlorophyll in spirulina cleanses the blood and allows the body to use oxygen more effectively. It neutralizes and excretes toxins.