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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Can really spicy foods cause the taste buds to irritate, hurt a bit and swell a bit and make that last for a couple of days?
Yes: Give it a few days to heal. If there is no improvement in a week than i would see a dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more
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.
You have detailed most/all of the cardinal criteria for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
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
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
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
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
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