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Doctor insights on: Capsicum Curry

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What determines how much a person is bothered by capsicum?

What determines how much a person is bothered by capsicum?

Personal exposure: Capsicum is a naturally produced irritant that plants produce to protect themselves. It has been adopted to spice up foods by humans and is a desirable feature in many cultures. The degree of tolerance is based a little on personal biology, and a lot on exposure and culture. ...Read more

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What are the vitamins and minerals found in capsicum?

What are the vitamins and minerals found in capsicum?

Capsicum: Capsicum is the pepper family, including chile peppers, bell peppers, banana peppers, etc. http://tinyurl.com/l2mfz24 they all contain varying concentrations of capsaicinoids which can have an analgesic effect when used topically. http://tinyurl.com/latflmu they also contain significant vitamin c and various other antioxidants. ...Read more

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I am 11 weeks pregnant. I've seen my baby's heartbeat. I have to be sprayed with oleoresin capsicum for my job tomorrow. Will this affect my baby?

I am 11 weeks pregnant. I've seen my baby's heartbeat. I have to be sprayed with oleoresin capsicum for my job tomorrow. Will this affect my baby?

Get a note : I am not aware of pepper spray causing any problems for a pregnant woman. That being said this just seems like a bad idea and not a nice thing to do to a pregnant woman and her first trimester. Get a note from your doctor excusing you from this until after the pregnancy is complete. I would imagine your employer would agree. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ginseng, vit d, k, calcium + capsicum supplements and cinnamon, dandelion, green, rosehip, chamomile and peppermint teas together?

Is it safe to take ginseng, vit d, k, calcium + capsicum supplements and cinnamon, dandelion, green, rosehip, chamomile and peppermint teas together?

Who knows?: Why would anyone have ever scientifically studied such a combination? Do so, as with all otc supplements, at your own risk. The only one that has been scientifically studied and has actual medical benefits without significant risks is the vitamin d. Calcium can't hurt. The rest are a waste of money and possibly health. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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How long does eating foods like garlic, onions, curry, affect your body odor?

How long does eating foods like garlic, onions, curry, affect your body odor?

Sweat: It's the volatile sulfurous substances, including one called allicin, in garlic and onions that cause their odor to linger on for hours after we eat them. Mint and tumeric also contain volatile compounds that our bodies release through our sweat. These compounds are absorbed into our blood and our lungs after digestion, giving us not only bad body odor but bad breath as well. ...Read more

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Is eating curry more than two or three times a week bad for you?

Is eating curry more than two or three times  a week bad for you?

No: The are no downsides to curry unless you have a rare sensitivity to it. There are actually some studies that suggest curry and similar spices may have some cardio-protective effects. ...Read more

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Can I eat curry while pregnant?

Can I eat curry while pregnant?

Yes: There is no evidence that eating curry can harm your fetus. Some people say eating spicy foods like curry can cause you to go into labor. There is no specific evidence that proves this belief. But in any case, eating curry should be safe. ...Read more

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Will spicy curry cause bad breath if you eat it every day?

Will spicy curry cause bad breath if you eat it every day?

Could be a source: The other spices in the curry are a key also as there are many different spices added in different regions. So check all of the ingredients to better determine the bad breath source. ...Read more

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I eat vegetable curry daily (different types) every meal. Does this count towards my 5 a day and is this a healthy way of eating veggies ?

Depends: a serving of cooked veggies is one cup, a serving of raw veggies is 2 cups. potatoes do not count as veggies due to significant carbohydrates. Hopefully your vegetable curries don't have too many potatoes or too much sodium. by the way, a serving of fruit is half a cup. recommendation is 5 to 10 servings of fruits and veggies a day ...Read more