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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)

For severe cases, go to the emergency room/call the Poison Control Center for an antidote
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Go to the emergency room if you're vomiting nonstop
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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 emergency 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?

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

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Can body odor be caused by eating spicy foods?

Can body odor be caused by eating spicy foods?

See below: Pepper spices generally don't but several other "spices" do. Turmeric is one major one. Cumin can too. But if you practice good hygiene and use deodorant, you should be ok. That shouldn't stop you from consuming them though. Turmeric, for example, is excellent for health. It's been shown even in western research to fight cancer and infections. ...Read more

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What're the negative effects of eating spicy foods?

What're the negative effects of eating spicy foods?

Not many!: Everyone has their own tolerance and taste for spices. However, spices like cardamon and cinimmon are among the most potent anoxidants known. Peppers, including red cayenne, found alone or hot sauces, actually beef up your stomachs defense of ulcers and gastritis, buy making your gut synthesize more gastroprotective prostaglandins. I have a cast iron gut: maybe since i love spicy and hot foods. ...Read more

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Are there any health benefits from eating spicy foods like indian?

Are there any health benefits from eating spicy foods like indian?

Some spices such as : Some spices such as tumeric and cumin do have some antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. As long as you are able to tolerate these spices in moderation and your physician has not indicated any medical contraindication they can be incorporated into ones diet. How much a meal with these spices will significantly impact ones overall health is an individual matter and still in question. ...Read more

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Does spicy foods bost your metabolism? Is that real?How much quantity should I take in that case?

Yes: Spice can increase your basic metabolic rate.Chemical in spice responsible for increasing your metabolic rate is marketed by a japanese firm as a pill. Be careful eating too much spice to lose weight. ...Read more

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What can cause some farts to feel hot? It's happened sometimes when I dont eat spicy foods and I'm curious

Funny: It depends on your body temperature, not what you eat. Some foods produce more gas. Some medical condtions( lake of enzyme) cause more gas. When outside temperature is cold, your fart might feel hot to you. ...Read more

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Why do I have intense lower ab pain when I eat spicy foods? Pain comes in short quick spurts but is relieved when I go to restroom.

IBS: You have detailed most/all of the cardinal criteria for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
http://www.nerdpocalypse.net/diseases/irritable%20bowel.html
Rome Criteria
Up to 20% of adults have it. Not sure there IS another diagnosis other than this is normal; (the cathepsin chemical in the food doesn't get broken down and irritates the colon near defecation and causes pain) ...Read more

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Do spicy foods speed up your metabolism?

Minimally: They marginally increase your metabolism. But eating spicy foods is no way to lose weight. ...Read more

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Is it true that spicy foods can help start labor?

Yes: It can happen, but generally only if you're ready to begin spontaneous labor after a full-term pregnancy. ...Read more

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With CKD is there a restraint on eating spicy foods?

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With CKD is there a restraint on eating spicy foods?

No but . . .: Talk to your doctor about how much protein you should be consuming. Also make sure your blood pressure is optimally controlled, not just good enough. Also need to monitor your blood count, vitamin d, pth, etc. Chronic kidney disease now linked to heart disease so be sure you optimize all your cardiac risk factors. Your family doc & nephrologist can work together to keep you as healthy as possible. ...Read more

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Is eating spicy foods okay if you are on a diabetic diet?

Is eating spicy foods okay if you are on a diabetic diet?

Yes: Yes, providing that you monitor your carbohydrate intake and there are no other reasons you should not be eating spicy foods, such as acid reflux. ...Read more

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Can spicy foods and drinking lots of propel and gatorade help with a regular cold?

Myths: Nope. Not in any way. The only thing here helpful is the gatorade to help you hydrate. But, none of this will, in any way, shorten or treat the illness. ...Read more

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Does eating spicy foods help the immune system? If not, what kinds of foods can help?

Does eating spicy foods help the immune system?  If not, what kinds of foods can help?

A healthy diet: To improve your immunity the best advice is to eat healthy foods, get enough sleep, don't take street drugs, drink alcohol in moderation, exercise and keep your stress level low. There are no specific foods that will provide short cuts except try to avoid preservatives and other chemical additives in your food. ...Read more

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How soon after an oral extraction can you drink hot temperature drinks and spicy foods?

Wait a few days: The mouth heals pretty quickly so i think about three days should do it. You want to give your mouth the best chance to heal by avooding foods and drink that are hot, spicy or acidic for a while. ...Read more