Why We Should Sometimes Put Chili Peppers in Our Socks
Experts believe that the feet are very connected to the rest of your body, with 72,000 nerve endings in each foot corresponding to different areas. As we age, the circulation in our feet is not as good as it once was and we may need some help keeping them cozy. A simple way to do this is by using pepper. When we eat hot chili peppers, it warms our entire body, including our feet.
Here at Bright Side we found this trick very useful during cold winter nights, and would like to share it with you.
Chili peppers can warm up your feet.
All peppers contain a component called capsaicin. When you eat something that contains this ingredient, it increases the circulation in your body. Also, when this ingredient comes in contact with the skin, it causes the blood vessels to dilate, promoting extra blood flow and providing warmth to the area. For some people, the warming sensation can happen immediately. For others, the heat gradually increases over time.
This trick is especially effective during extreme cold.
If you live in a cold climate, this trick can come in handy. It has actually been shown that sleep quality can improve just by manipulating the foot temperature during sleep. If you have tried a lot of things to help keep your feet warm during winter but none of them have worked, this might be worth a shot.
The easiest way to do it
The simplest way to use chili pepper powder to warm your feet is to sprinkle a little bit on your foot or into your socks and get it evenly spread across the feet and toes. However, you do need to be careful to not use too much, or it might get a little too hot.
Some possible risks
There are some possible side effects, though. Chili powder can cause white socks to turn pink and your feet to turn red. Plus, they will kind of smell like chili. Also, be careful to not use too much at first, or you may find that it warms your feet more than expected. Gradually increasing until you find the right amount for you is recommended.
Did you know chili peppers could be used for this? Have you ever tried this trick?