WONDER #2406: Why Does Spicy Food Make Your Nose Run?

Question 1 of 3

All chili peppers contain __________________.

  1. vitamin E
  2. capsaicin
  3. chocolate
  4. viruses

Question 2 of 3

Which is the BEST evidence that capsaicin may be healthy?

  1. “There may also be a link between capsaicin and healthy weight, heart function, and artery health.”
  2. “Many people find spicy food tasty.”
  3. “As soon as your body notices capsaicin, it responds.”
  4. “Does this make spicy food sound dangerous? In most cases, it isn’t!”

Question 3 of 3

What was the main idea of this Wonder?

  1. Spice is the best flavor for food.
  2. You should never add chili peppers to your food because they will make you sick.
  3. Spicy food contains capsaicin, which makes your nose run but also has health benefits.
  4. There are many meals that include chili peppers.

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