Can You Eat Too Much Salsa?
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Can You Eat Too Much Salsa?

I eat salsa by the gallons. Can it damage my stomach (I like the hot and spicy kind!).

Asked by Cherie Durbin on May 2, 2010

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Sam Montana   L6: Pro (Ambassador: L2)   1,851 answers   +1,347 votes
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It should be healthy for you. Make sure the ingredients don’t have any odd stuff in it like hidden sugars or high fructose syrup. Hot peppers are healthy for us and they even sell cayenne supplements since peppers are so healthy. In fact they can protect the stomach from ailments. If you’re interested I wrote an article about the Health Benefits of Cayenne and Chili Peppers.

Posted on May 2, 2010
Summer Banks   L2: Contributor   3 answers   +6 votes
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Eating too much salsa may damage the lining of your stomach. Those stomach acids are present all the time, the acids in vinegars commonly used in salsa are different from natural digestive juices. Hot ingredients like jalapenos and red pepper can also cause gastrointestinal discomfort and damage, especially when consuming salsa by the "gallons".

Posted on Jun 12, 2010
jeysol cosap   L1: Member   13 answers   +4 votes
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I feel affection for salsa, especially peach or mango salsa, other than I am trying to not eat tortilla chips. So any suggestions on what to eat salsa with?



Posted on Jul 5, 2011
Sandy Shannon   L3: Expert   420 answers   +312 votes
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Salsa goes with lots of things. Use it as a garnish for meat, especially chicken and pork. Use it with eggs, omelets. Try it as a topping for bruchetta. If you want chips, consider toasting pita bread or tortillas so you don't have the fat of frying but get the crispness. Make a cream cheese dip to use with raw veges or as a sandwich spread. If you like it, try it with whatever. You may come up with new flavor combinations, especially salsas made with fruit.

Posted on Jul 5, 2011

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