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Also, me had a curry tonight !...yummy !!...lots left and plenty to go round !...but why does consuming it make me thirsty so very quickly ?..I wasn't thirsty before eating said curry ...but during I became thirsty very quickly and needed a good pint and a half to satiate thirst making nastiness !! (not all in one go but in a good few measured prolonged gulping sessions !!).....so..what's that all about ?ThanksAnybody want an onion bhaji ?
Because capsaicins are not water-soluble, drinking milk (with milk fat and proteins) rather than water is a more effective way to quench the fire caused by hot peppers.
Hmmm..............I would still like my first question answered as to how does a 3 second drink quench a thirst so quickly.....Clearly a signal is being sent from tummy to brain......though I am aware that as far as the biology of the matter...the quenching of the thirst is a sign to stop drinking and that it does in fact take a good while before the liquid fixes the body of the thirst.
The reason is that curry is stuffed full of salt, usually gram loads of the stuff. Much of this gets absorbed in the small intestine and makes the blood more concentrated. This is detected by a region of the brain's hypothalamus, which triggers thirst sensations when the blood becomes too salty. Another thirst-provoking stimulus is low blood pressure caused by haemorrhage. In response to blood loss the kidney starts conserving sodium, boosting the concentration, which triggers thirst.So the capsaicin (the hot stuff) isn't responsible. I don't think it's very well absorbed, which is why it provokes a RRR the next day.Chris