Spiciest Foods in the World
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If you're feeling hot, turn up the heat instead of the air conditioning — the heat in your food. Capsaicin, the chemical compound found in chile peppers, brings on the burning sensation that kicks our bodies into cooling mode. Start indulging on an order of hot wings and your mouth and esophagus will heat up — raising your internal body temperature in the process. Eager for equilibrium, the body will start producing sweat, which then evaporates. This evaporation lowers your body temperature. It might seem counterintuitive, but there’s a reason people who reside in tropical climates are obsessed with spicy foods. Check out these fiery foods from around the globe to challenge your taste buds.