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  1. #1 Ahh the sweet burning sensation 
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    I finally figured out why I like really hot spicy food so much, I'm talking the kind that makes most people run for cover or better yet a glass of milk.

    Taken from this page

    http://stress.about.com/cs/exercise/a/aa072003a.htm

    Endorphin release varies among individuals - meaning that two people who exercise at the same level or suffer the same degree of pain will not necessarily produce similar levels of endorphins. Certain foods, such as chocolate or chili peppers, can also lead to enhanced secretion of endorphins. In the case of chili peppers, the spicier the pepper, the more endorphins are secreted. The release of endorphins upon ingestion of chocolate likely explains the comforting feelings that many people associate with this food and the craving for chocolate in times of stress.
    I can't eat chocolate or anything with the slightest trace of caffeine as it gives me really bad heartburn, I can eat very very spicy foot however without issue. Go figure.


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    The only time I had any problems with heartburn, or other physical ailments was when I was pregnant. Sorry to bring that up, but it is health related. I had heartburn, my sciatic nerve caused a lot of pain in my back (like a knife), and I actually had carpal tunnel syndrome while my job required me to type. It was like aging 30 years, I had so many health problems that I have never had before.

    As far as chocolate, I used to take a vitamin to eliminate the cravings for it. I can't remember what it was now, my mom recommended it and I had to take it with food. I also hear Zinc eliminates foot odor... vitamins galor! There's a vitamin for everything.


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    A vitamin to destroy the craving for chocolate?? EESH!! Sounds like a horrible evil type of torture!!
    As far as spicy foods, it doesn't effect me physically, I just don't like the "sensation" on my tongue and in my throat. The flavor is good for the most part, just don't like that feeling!
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