Originally Posted by Crpdeth
Rich told me recently that I was going to need a "stomach replacement by the time I reach an older age"... A comment/joke that has stuck with me.
Through the years I've noticed that my tastes for peppers dumbfound my friends and family. I remember starting out enjoying the "hot" Pace Picante sauce that I had amped up a little bit with crushed red pepper and cayenne, now, some 18 years later, I "need" habanero in just about everything, including my ketchup for fries and have recently started looking for hotter peppers such as the ghost pepper. I know that in some countries the children start out eating these habanero peppers at a young age, which would indicate that they are okay???
I have read that consuming peppers regularly boost your immune system and good things like that, but I am concerned about how they may effect the body in large doses, long term...
If you have ever watched the Mythbusters, particularly within the past two weeks, you may recall in one of their experiments that a pepper expert/seller said that someone ate so many hot peppers that the person died from suffocation. Like many things, to much can kill you.