Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Spicy Food and Risk-Taking Personalities

According to a new study that was presented at the annual Institute of Food Technologists meeting and as reported by NBC News, there is a possible correlation between liking spicy foods and having a risk-taking personality.  You can read the full report from NBC here: Your Love of Spicy Foods Means You're a Risk Taker, New Study Says.

My thoughts:
  1. I love how definitive the title of the article sounds when they have a quote stating, "I don’t think we can say that spicy food lovers are always risk takers, since there are always exceptions to the rules."
  2. Perhaps I'm one of those exceptions:  I love spicy food, but it takes me 10 minutes to work up the nerve to jump into a cold lake. 
  3. I feel like this study would not hold up in other cultures.  I love Thai food and Indian food, especially when it's spicy, but spicy to me is tame for someone who grew up in one of the cultures.
Your thoughts on spicy food and risk-taking?

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