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Starved For Heat: The Rising Appeal Of Spicy Food Challenges

Starved For Heat: The Rising Appeal Of Spicy Food Challenges

Years ago food challenges were mainly reserved for the occasional festival or county fair. 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. Next came shows such as “Man v. Food” when viewers tuned in to watch the host devour massive plates of food in just one setting, including some extra spicy selections such as atomic hot wings, habanero cheese fritters, and habanero-topped hot wings.

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Does Spicy Food Kill Your Taste Buds?

Does Spicy Food Kill Your Taste Buds?

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

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