Chili Pepper News — spicy food
It was the time when brave contenders showed how much they could eat, how fast they could eat, or simply how spicy of food they could tolerate.
You know that burning feeling you get on your tongue when you eat spicy foods? I'm sure you wonder: is it literally burning off my taste buds? This food myth is in fact, false. As an average human being ages, the sensitivity of their taste buds decreases, which is mistaken for taste loss due to spicy food choices. The loss of sensitivity is a gradual process that happens over time. This is also why most people don’t like spicy foods throughout their childhood but grow into likin