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Doctor insights on: Spicy Foods

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Is eating spicy foods bad for you?

Is eating spicy foods bad for you?

Not usually: Spicy foods can provide some beneficial chemicals. But common sense should still guide your food choices - if a particular food is uncomfortable in your mouth, or results in stomach pain later, avoid it. ...Read more

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How unhealthy is it to eat spicy foods?

How unhealthy is it to eat spicy foods?

Tolerance/Habit: It is not harmful if you have grown up eating spicy food which is in some cultures, like indian, other asian like thiland, srilanka ad many others for those who are not used to it, it may be too much and may cause gastrointestinal symptoms like heartburn, cramps, diarrhea , burning when passing stools and hemorroids. ...Read more

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Treating Food Poisoning (Checklist)

Go to ER/call Poison Control Center for antidote for serious cases
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If you're vomiting nonstop, go to the ER
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If you have diarrhea, eat something to stop water loss
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If you have excess dehydration, go to the ER for IV fluids
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What are the benefits of eating spicy foods?

What are the benefits of eating spicy foods?

Non-medical benefit: A non-medical benefit of spicy foods is "greater happiness" if one loves the taste of spicy foods. A health benefit of spicy foods is that it can improve "bland" healthy foods to make them palatable so that a person will eat more of the "bland" healthy foods. However, if one drinks liquids to wash down spicy foods, he should be sure the liquids aren't filled with sugar or fat calories. ...Read more

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When can I feed my baby spicy foods?

When can I feed my baby spicy foods?

6 months: There really isn't any harm in capsaicin (chili peppers) or allicin (garlic) containing foods even at earlier ages, but starting slow will minimize any discomfort during adaptation. Mustard and horseradish may actually be slightly toxic, however. ...Read more

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Can spicy foods help me lose weight?

Can spicy foods help me lose weight?

No: They do not. They marginally increase your metabolism. But eating spicy foods is no way to lose weight. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat spicy foods with nash?

Fat & alcohol bad...: Spicy foods don't cause nash. Alcohol, elevated cholesterol, diabetes, and obesity cause nash. Moderate your dietary fat and calorie intake, drop weight, control diabetes (if present), and lose the booze. ...Read more

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What can spicy foods do to a 30 week fetus?

Nothing bad : Eating spicy food in pregnancy is fine as long as it doesn't cause mom excessive heartburn or indigestion. ...Read more

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Does eating spicy foods make you lose weight?

No: They do not. They marginally increase your metabolism. But eating spicy foods is no way to lose weight. ...Read more