Capsaicin, a special ingredient, can be extracted from pepper, which not only has a very good analgesic effect on peripheral neuralgia, but also protects cardiovascular, anti-inflammatory, anti-calculi, and even gastrointestinal tract.
The most incredible thing is that it can prevent or relieve gastric ulcers by reducing the secretion of gastric acid from the gastric mucosa, stimulating the secretion of mucus from the gastric mucosa and applying it on the surface of the stomach, and by promoting blood flow in the fundus of the stomach, it can prevent or relieve gastric ulcers! A large number of studies since the 1990s have found that capsaicin can help kill tumor cells by affecting the metabolism of tumor cells.
But nothing good is absolute, capsaicin is also a double-edged sword! Eating too much pepper will further aggravate the irritation of the gastric mucosa. Therefore, studies believe that eating too much pepper can also cause gastric ulcers and even increase the incidence of gastric cancer. However, at present, there is no very strict standard for how to determine the "excess" of pepper. So we can only come to one conclusion at present: the right amount of pepper prevents cancer, but too much pepper may increase the incidence of gastric cancer.
How to eat chili is the most suitable?
First of all, pepper should not overeating. Many times, everyone has not eaten hot pot for many years, and suddenly eats a lot of chili into the stomach. The digestive tract is completely unprepared. It is most likely to cause acute gastric mucosal inflammation and even gastric ulcer.
In addition, if you experience abdominal discomfort, burning stool, diarrhea, or even worsening of hemorrhoids when eating chili, this is a reminder that you are eating more chili than your tolerable dose.
At the same time, some people seem to think that if you eat spicy food slowly, it will not feel too spicy in your mouth, and there will be no problem. But you must know that the emptying rate of the stomach is 4~6 hours. It is not like a mouth. You swallow one after one bite. What you eat within 1 hour will enter the stomach all at once, so even if you eat It is not spicy at the time, but the irritation will still be great, so it is also very important to achieve the "total control" of pepper.
In short, as long as it is not too spicy, chili is a good thing. But everyone has a different tolerance for chili. You can find the "hotness" that suits you best through your years of experience. If you are accidentally addicted to eating too much chili, you can try to use some ice milk to "relieve the spicy". If you eat hot peppers for a long time and you always have regular abdominal pain, don't forget to get a gastroscope.