So what are the health impacts of eating really hot chili peppers? Can eating too much of the spicy food kill you?
Chili peppers can indeed cause death — but most human bodies would falter long before they reached that point.
Chili peppers cause the eater’s insides to rev up, which can result in some problems. They activate sympathetic nervous system, helping control most of the body’s internal organs to expend more energy, so our body burns more calories when the same food is eaten with chili peppers.
Too much of the spicy stuff can also give you a case of heartburn.