What happens to your body when you eat a chilli?

The human body is fascinating, and its reaction to capsaicin (the spicy component of chilli) is truly extraordinary. We’ve outlined the chemical reactions in the brain when you consume capsaicin before (click here to read more), but what about all those physical symptoms that are triggered when you eat a super-hot chilli?

Here’s a quick guide to some of the body’s reactions to capsaicin;

Some of the physical reactions in the body triggered by capsaicin

How many of these symptoms can you relate to?

Strangely, we keep going back for more, and as our tolerance builds, it takes a higher capsaicin hit to trigger any symptoms at all!


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