Capsaicin

Eat This

This Is What Eating the Hottest Pepper on Earth Will Do to Your Body

It's eight times hotter than a habañero.
Dana Smith
4.16.18
Don't Fear The​ ​​Reaper

A Carolina Reaper Pepper Sent a Man to the Hospital With ‘Thunderclap’ Headaches

It’s the first report of this kind of thing happening.
Kate Lunau
4.9.18
Science

Why You Get Off on Torturing Yourself With Chilis

It turns out that we are physiologically and psychologically predisposed to sadomasochistic dining tendencies.
Jessica Thompson
1.6.18
Asking for a friend

Is Your Insane Hot Sauce Habit Destroying Your Stomach?

Or your butthole?
Patia Braithwaite
7.7.17
It's Science

Weed and Hot Peppers Show Potential for Soothing Your Gut

Mice were also effectively “cured” of type-1 diabetes.
Jesse Hicks
4.26.17
WTF

Chef Attacks Diner with Chili Powder During Fight Over Tough Meat

A Welsh man ended up being hospitalized with very swollen eyes and burns on his chest.
Nick Rose
1.24.17
Food

Hot Red Chili Peppers Are Associated With Living Longer, Study Suggests

The biggest effect was seen in heart disease and stroke.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
1.16.17
WTF

A Guy Burned a Huge Hole in His Esophagus by Eating Ghost Peppers

Sometimes hot peppers can straight-up burn a hole through the human body.
Nick Rose
10.18.16
Capsaicin

Why Eating Ginger with Chili Peppers Could Save Your Life

There is a growing body of science supporting the health benefits of capsaicin but also mounting evidence suggesting that it can cause cancer. A team of scientists set out to better understand this contradiction.
Nick Rose
9.10.16
Science

Here’s Why Water Is the Worst Thing to Drink With a Spicy Meal

A new video released by the American Chemical Society explains exactly why drinking water after you eat spicy food is pretty much the worst thing you can do.
Alex Swerdloff
12.3.15
heartburn

The 'World's Hottest Curry' Made Me Hallucinate

I ate a plate of hot chilies stuffed with even hotter chilies and slathered in chili sauce. You'd be hard-pressed to find something spicier outside of a can of pepper spray.
Mitch Syrett
10.28.15
Science

Wasabi Could Be the Key to the Next Great Painkiller

Scientists are hoping that a detailed map of the pain receptor associated with wasabi and horseradish can help them design better analgesic medicine.
Munchies Staff
4.10.15
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