Oww, Oww…Ahhh

How many addicts do you know that love spicy food? I know quite a few.

TASTELESS, colourless, odourless and painful, pure capsaicin is a curious substance. It does no lasting damage, but the body’s natural response to even a modest dose (such as that found in a chili pepper) is self-defence: sweat pours, the pulse quickens, the tongue flinches, tears may roll. But then something else kicks in: pain relief. The bloodstream floods with endorphins—the closest thing to morphine that the body produces. The result is a high. And the more capsaicin you ingest, the bigger and better it gets.

2 thoughts on “Oww, Oww…Ahhh

  1. Since I read this post about 18 hours ago I have dramatically increased my dose of spicy food. I am sad to report that it has not improved my life at all. I think I better stick with meetings.

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