Stress and spicy food

Stress and spicy food

Stress can be of anything that poses a challenge or a threat to our well-being. Simply it is a fight or flight response. The latest research by workspace provider shows that Indian workers are getting more stressed.
The survey reveals that work (51%) and personal finances (50%) are the main contributing factors for the increased stress levels of the Indian work force. Our body system is set such a way that it reacts immediately
to a stressful event. The body produces larger quantities of chemical called adrenaline rush, which trigger a higher heart rate, heightened muscle preparedness, sweating, and alertness Рall these factors help us protect
ourselves in a dangerous or challenging situation.

People usually counteract stress by adapting one or other habits like eating too much or too less, specific type of food craving, sudden angry outbursts, drug or alcohol abuse, higher tobacco consumption, social withdrawal, frequent crying so forth and so on. Interesting fact behind that people tend to eat spicy and hot food. Logical and scientific reason behind that stress increases anxiety level and fight hormones. These hormones are catabolic in nature, means it tends to deplete body stored energy and convert it into glucose which
ultimately gets utilised by body for energy consumption. This chemical’s effect on body’s other hormones induces inclination of having specific food i.e. spicy food. Eventually these hormone level increases in body
which disturbs whole body regulatory system.