Eat A Pepper If You Have A Stuffy Nose

In addition to making your tongue hurt, capsaicin can also help unblock your sinuses.  While this is not a good fix if you’re having trouble breathing (please see a doctor if this is the case!), a spicy pepper can help open things up and relieve congestion.  The peppers keep your mucous thin, and as a result, lower your chances of a sinus infection.  While there’s some evidence that suggests chili pepper sprays help your stuffy nose, don’t go buying a bunch of chilis just yet: Most evidence is largely anecdotal, and some spicy foods can actually aggravate sinusitis.

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