Firstly, spices definitely increase the flavor of the food we eat. Secondly, some experts believe that capsaicin found in spicy foods helps in weight management by curbing our appetite and speeding up our metabolism. A study also found people to be more satiated after eating spicy food. Thirdly, capsaicin has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects which are good for our body.
Disadvantages of eating too much spicy food are as follows.
Firstly, they can decrease the sensitivity of our taste buds. Secondly, they can cause acid reflux, that is, acids in spices mix with stomach acid and irritate our foodpipe lining. Thirdly, they can cause irritation of our gut, leading to diarrhea. Lastly, they can further worsen heartburn, stomach ulcers and condition of people suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome.