This is why you have a runny nose when you eat spicy food

Why does a runny nose always bother you when you're eating spicy food? We finally found the answer ...

This is why you have a runny nose when you eat spicy food
Why does a runny nose always bother you when you're eating spicy food? We finally found the answer ...

This is the cause of that nasty runny nose

 

You probably already notice it when you are cooking. The spicy food makes sure that you suddenly have a cold. Unfortunately you don't do anything about it, but we now know exactly why it is!

 

That must certainly be annoying ...

 

Cause

If you eat spicy, the moisture suddenly comes from all sides. Your nose starts to run (not literally of course!) And sweat breaks out on all sides. How is that possible? It all depends on your beloved brain. Because your brain registers that you are going to eat spicy food, it puts everything in motion to remove spicy food from your sensitive mouth as quickly as possible. This is done by making the acetylchloline neurotransmitter. This substance makes you more saliva and the food will swallow faster. However, the dust makes no distinction between your salivary glands, nasal mucous membranes and your sweat glands. All of these things produce extra moisture and that results in excessive sweating and a runny nose.

 

Avoid

Unfortunately, there is no way to get rid of that runny nose and sweat attacks right away. Do you really find it annoying? Then there are foods that you can best avoid. The foods below trigger the production of acetylchloline. No more runny nose for you? Then avoid:

  • Hot peppers
  • Garlic
  • Curry
  • Salsa
  • Hot sauce
  • Chili powder
  • Ginger
  • Other natural herbs

 

So from now on you can cook and eat without a tissue. Very nice of course!