As your teeth sink in, and your tongue first comes in contact with the fiery element on your palate, it happens. Like a fiery rocket, we now have lift off! Your response is immediate. Your brain emits endorphins in all directions. Salivary glands begin to water, and you start to sweat. At that very moment, you are experiencing the gastronomic polarities of pleasure and pain while you delight in the chemical compound capsaicin.
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