The tangy taste of the Takis may break your diet rules by its appetizing flavors, but is it full of required nutrients?

Does it satisfy the needs of your body? Are takis bad for you? Let’s see, what is takis, is it having nutrients?

What is Takis?

Takis are Mexican rolled corn tortilla chips known for their intense taste and numeral flavors which satisfy your taste buds. It contains high calories, carbohydrates, fat, and sodium which help the body to function well.

Health Issues

You may find the tangy taste of the takis does not allow you to control your consumption. Then you might regret the resulting effect on your digestive system. You’re not alone, these effects are usual after eating excessive spicy food.

In a 2020 study, authorities tried to find the various reasons behind chronic gastritis effects according to their eating habits. With no surprise, consumption of spicy food was found triggered in 25.1% of the participants.

Consumption of this hot spicy food even affects your stomach like irritation, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, irritable bowel system, and daily overconsumption even leads to the worst effects on the body.

Nutrition Facts of Takis

This Mexican-based food is high in calories. It also contains carbs, fat, and sodium. But takis lack other essential nutrients.

Following are the nutrients from 1 Takis package (28 grams)[1]:

  • Calories: 140
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 2 grams
  • Fat: 8 grams
  • Iron: 4.06 grams
  • Sodium: 419 grams
  • Carbs: 16 grams
  • Calcium: 8.12 grams
  • Potassium: 1.12 mg

Though takis contain a very little amount of Iron and Calcium per serving. It is not advisable to consume on a daily basis, because it has more harmful ingredients.

Takis Ingredients

It mainly contains corn, palm oil, seasoning like salt, citric acid, maltodextrin, corn starch, monosodium glutamate, garlic powder, dextrose, sesame oil, chicken fat, and lime traces

Flavors: it contains artificial and natural flavors with milk and egg ingredients, onion powder, and artificial colors

Also, keep in mind, its arresting taste does not let you be satisfied with a single serving. And you consume more fat, calories, and carbs.

What happens when you eat too much takis?

Takis are highly rich in sodium, and daily consumption can cause a worse effect on the health like high blood pressure, even studies estimate high consumption of sodium leads to stomach cancer.

Takis are processed to preserve for some defined time period. It may harm due to excess intake or you can balance its effect by moderate intake and balanced with highly nutritious veggies and fruits.

Your body welcomes gastroesophageal reflux disease, heart burning, and indigestion due to intake of intense spicy takis.

Takis are Occasional Snacks!

spicy takis

Moderation is the key to maintaining good health as well as satisfying your tastebuds once in a while. Even you can give the support of good nutrients by whole grains, fruits, veggies, and other healthy food to your body.


Takis is popular among Americans and Mexican people for its tangy and spicy intense taste and crunchy texture. It may seem appetizing snacks but it’s highly processed and rich in calories, fat, and carbs which leads to various effects on our health. It would be a wise decision to add a balanced diet and moderate consumption of particular spicy food.

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