Is Spicy Food Good For You? Here’s What an RD Says

If you’ve ever experienced a bout of digestive distress or heartburn after eating a particularly fiery meal, your (albeit reasonable) instinct may be that whatever you ate should be avoided at all costs. It’s something you may have heard before: Oh, no spicy food for me thanks! 

The unpleasant symptoms are enough to make you wonder, is spicy food good for you? It’s a tricky question since the herbs used to season fiery dishes are full of anti-inflammatory benefits. How can you reap their benefits without succumbing to unpleasant side effects?

What is spicy food?

When asking the question,

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