Foods To Cool Down After Eating Spicy Food

So, you got a little overconfident and went with extra-hot buffalo sauce for your wings, added too many jalapenos to your nachos or were way too generous with the cayenne pepper while cooking dinner. Or maybe you just had no idea those peanuts were even going to be spicy. Whether on purpose or not, we’ve probably all bit off more than we could chew, at least a time or two, when it comes to spicy foods. So is there anything you can do to help cool down your mouth after eating spicy food? Or was your fate sealed with that first bite?

Here are foods to cool down after eating spicy food :

  • Milk – The fattier, the better. Drink a whole glass of it. The milk protein case in breaks up the capsaicin that causes the burning sensation.
  • Starchy Foods (Bread, Rice, Tortilla, Potatoes) The starchy carbs will help create a barrier between your mouth and the capsaicin and also absorb some of the stinging pain.
  • Sugar – Put a spoonful in your mouth and let it sit in your mouth before swallowing/spitting it out.
  • Lime/Lemon – The acidic properties can help neutralise some of the alkaline cap saicinoid.
  • Honey – Simply place a spoonful in your mouth and coat your tongue.
  • Peanut Butter – Place a spoonful in your mouth and coat your tongue.
  • Avocados/Bananas – The creamy texture and taste can help offset the burning sensation.
  • Other Dairy Products – Such as butter, ice cream, sour cream, cheese, cottage cheese, etc.
  • Other Acidic Foods – Such as pineapples, tomato based food, oranges and other citrus.

Don’t have any of these foods items? You can also fill your mouth with warm water, swish it around and spit out to remove spiciness from your tongue.

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    1. GS says:

      Dairy โ€“ This is the magic balm. A sip of cold milk or a spoon of yogurt will soothe your mouth and take away some of the burning sensation. A protein called casein present in dairy helps to break up the capsaicin and offer some relief from its effects. Milk is your go-to beverage to quiet the flames of spicy foods. Unlike water, which is made up of polar molecules, casein is non-polar, just like capsaicin. This results in repelling, which means it binds with the capsaicin and in doing so, it prevents from reaching the mouth’s pain receptors.


  1. ragnarsbhut says:

    When I have partaken of hot stuff in the past, I used to go for stuff that would take some of the edge off of the heat. However, I have gotten to the point where I want to do things that escalate the heat.

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      1. ragnarsbhut says:

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      2. GS says:

        Not a hot sauce fan but will do ๐Ÿ™‚


      3. ragnarsbhut says:

        I understand. Some of the hot sauces I have reviewed are hardcore and very spicy.

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      4. ragnarsbhut says:

        I have a pretty high tolerance for the heat. Having said that, if my body does not like a certain spicy item, I will listen to that detail.

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      5. GS says:



      6. ragnarsbhut says:

        Are you familiar with a guy named Bill Moore or Johnny Scoville, 2 people who have Youtube channels by chance?

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      7. GS says:

        Umm no…but now I will definitely check them out


      8. ragnarsbhut says:

        They each review spicy items.

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  2. ragnarsbhut says:

    I have honestly gotten to the point where I want to do everything in my power to make the heat much worse. While I went for the milk in the past, now I crave the burn and want to do what I can to escalate it.

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