Here’s why you should KEEP ordering spicy food, no matter how much it scorches your mouth (within reason of course):
Because spicier food is healthier! That’s according to Dr. Ashwin Mehta, a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He says when we eat hot-and-spicy food, it causes mild inflammation from our tongue all the way down to our digestive tract.
And while chronic inflammation can cause health problems, the temporary inflammation caused by spicy food is just enough to increase saliva AND blood flow. And in turn, this makes the lining in our gut better able to absorb nutrients from food – so, more healthy vitamins and nutrients reach our organs.