If you’re the kind of person that just can’t get enough hot sauce, you’re probably wondering if there’s a limit. You know, is it possible to have too much of a good thing? The answer is, it depends. It depends, of course, on you, your favorite product and your willingness for pain! Okay, not really, but like anything else, sometimes you have to set your own limits.
The great thing about hot sauce is that it doesn’t often contain all that many ingredients. Just take a close look at your favorite bottle of hot sauce. You’ll find that the ingredients are probably mostly just hot chili peppers. While this depends on the type of hot sauce, the spicy flavor of capsaicin, found naturally in peppers, is what helps deliver the biggest kick from your hot sauce. That’s good news because capsaicin is linked in a number of studies to the promotion of good health, plus some suggest it may also help kick start your metabolism and help with things like pain management. This is in addition to all of the Vitamin C that’s naturally packed into peppers, helping your body fight off everything from the flu to the common cold.
Depending on your dietary restrictions, one thing you may want to keep an eye on is the amount of salt, or sodium, in your hot sauce. That’s easily controlled, though, depending on what kind of food you’re adding the hot sauce to and how often you’re consuming it. So, the answer to the question how much hot sauce is too much, is really dependent on you and paying attention to your body. If you’re craving the hot stuff and you don’t see any drawbacks, by all means open up that bottle. After all, there’s really no concrete answer when it comes to good taste.