Once you start to age, you can no longer get away with the things you used to get away with as far as what you are eating. You may want to stay away from the spicy foods. It isn’t just your mouth that detects spiciness, your whole GI tract can detect the spiciness of the food. Once it senses the spices, it can activate irritation within the lining of your GI tract. Stress is also a contributing factor, the more stress your body feels, the lower your threshold for spicy food.
- When receptors in your gastrointestinal tract sense the burn of spicy food, they move to get rid of it.
- Middle aged individuals may feel more stress in life, which affects the GI tract.
- There isn’t much evidence that antacids help, so eating spicy food in moderation may be the best approach.
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