Do you sweat when you eat spicy Mexican or Indian food?
I just ate a late lunch at a Mexican restaurant and 3 minutes into eating my Enchilada Special Combo, began sweating profusely. My hair was wet. I had sweat dripping down my cheeks. I had to keep wiping my face and neck to stay presentable. It is winter here and the relative humidity indoors is low, probably around 30%, and I was still dripping.
This also happens to me if I eat Indian food.
Why does this happen? What physiological process is taking place? Are “sweaters” (or “dewers”, for the ladies) better or worse off for it?
For those of you in the Tex/Mex area, do folks there sweat too?
Note to self… Never go to a Mexican or Indian restaurant for a date.