[LISTEN] Here is why you sweat when eating hot food

Ever wondered why you are likely to perspire when you have eaten spicy food?

The Naked Scientist, Chris Smith explains the science behind this.

The spicy ingredient is capsaicin and it activates the c fibers which are your pain pathways which sense temperature in your mouth or all over your body, and when you trigger those temperature sensitive nerve fibers, it fools your body into thinking that you are bit a hotter than you are...

Chris Smith, Naked Scientist

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