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What are the benefits of eating spicy foods?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Scott Weisberg
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Helps you sweat

Don't think there are benefits for eating spicy food.
Usually opposite with reflux, diarhea, etc.

In brief: Helps you sweat

Don't think there are benefits for eating spicy food.
Usually opposite with reflux, diarhea, etc.
Dr. Scott Weisberg
Dr. Scott Weisberg
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