March 29, 2023

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What happens to your body when you eat spicy food?

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The chemical composition of capsaicin found in hot chillies is responsible for the delicious spicy taste of this type of spice and it has many nutritional benefits unknown to many.

The “Live Strong” website cited the comments of some nutritionists and tried to explain some of the symptoms and side effects of eating spicy foods in an article.

Expert Mary Matton has warned that eating spicy foods can increase irritation in the affected esophagus and cause heartburn, as gastroesophageal reflux disease (stomach acid flows upside down into the esophagus, causing burning sensation in the upper digestive tract and chest). And discomfort.

The components of hot chili can increase calorie and fat burning and have the effect of reducing appetite, which contributes to weight loss, but a small percentage up to 10%, depending on the start and weight. Percentage of body fat.

The University of Michigan pointed out the role of spicy foods in improving air circulation and improving drainage from the sinuses during mucus, and confirmed that those who eat spicy foods daily have a 14% higher chance of a healthy life and longer life. Harvard TH San School of Public Health once explained that the reason may be due to the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of capsaicin, rather than those who eat spicy foods.

A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition noted that lowering the level of harmful cholesterol when eating spicy foods regularly, but warned against adding chili to foods high in carbohydrates such as white rice, as excess carbohydrates are converted into body fat. It contributes to the high levels of triglycerides in the body.

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