If you love spicy food, you may want to make sure you time it right.
It turns out the time of day sometimes matters when you’re trying to get your spicy food fix. It’s no secret that hot peppers are packed with vitamins and nutrients. There are obviously plenty of health benefits tied to eating some extra spice at mealtime. While you may love the added flavor, some people claim spicy food leaves them bloated, gives them ulcers, or even gives them heartburn, especially late at night.
That’s one of the reasons why some dieticians claim eating spicy food earlier in the day is better.
They say it gives your body more time to absorb all the nutrients. For those having a hard time with spicy food, eating it earlier in the day may help calm things down a bit. That’s because some people have an easier time with spicy food if they eat it earlier, especially those who suffer from acid reflux or GERD. If you sometimes feel a little discomfort after eating spicy food, you may want to pair it with something like yogurt. Of course, there are all kinds of ways to get more spicy food into your diet in the morning, from chopping up peppers and adding them to scrambled eggs to making a spicy breakfast casserole.
While this may work for some, it may not work for others.
Time matters, but sometimes its timing that’s specific to your own individual needs. That’s why there are other dieticians who recommend waiting a bit later in the day to indulge on spicy snacks. Of course, everyone has a different level of tolerance, so listen to your own body when it comes the right time of day. If you enjoy the taste of the food and can tolerate it health-wise, you’ll likely have a great time exploring new options on the hot pepper scale.