Overeating spicy foods: Is it bad?

Overeating spicy foods: Is it bad?

Kaylie Smith, Design Coach and Web Content Manager

We all know that one person who eats spicy foods like their life depends on it. I started to wonder, how bad eating large amounts of spicy foods is for your body?

Eating these types of foods in moderation is okay, but in large amounts can really begin to irritate your stomach. You can aggravate gastric ulcers, which are extremely painful, and can lead to a number of other issues.

Additionally you can develop acute gastritis. This occurs when there is inflammation of the lining of the stomach. Some symptoms include, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, fever, headache along with blood in stool and vomit. None of these things sound appealing in the slightest, so make sure you limit your intake of spicy things, even if you’ve built up a “tolerance”. 

Some other issues that have occurred when overeating spicy foods are loss of appetite, and acid reflux. Again, these don’t sound so pleasant. 

I’m not a doctor, but I can say from some very quick research that you should watch and eat certain types of food in moderation. Limiting yourself to certain amounts of spicy foods, can easily prevent some of the many nasty side effects that it can leave on your body.