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.

Reference : https://img.wonderhowto.com/img/35/75/63532024706504/0/9-ways-cool-down-your-burning-hot-mouth-after-eating-really-spicy-foods.w1456.jpg

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    1. GS says:

      Dairy – 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.

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  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 🙂

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      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:

        👍🏼

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      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

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      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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  3. ragnarsbhut says:

    I really like to escalate the heat and than let it burn itself out on its own. Water tends to make the burn worse, however, I want that. Bring it on, I say.

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    1. GS says:

      Hahahha glad you like spicy food

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      1. ragnarsbhut says:

        I used to do things to tone down the heat. However, I have gotten to the point where I crave it.

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  4. ragnarsbhut says:

    I have no real desire to tone down the heat. To be honest, I want the burn to keep building.

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    1. GS says:

      Take care of your GERD

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      1. ragnarsbhut says:

        I have never had that.

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      2. GS says:

        Good going

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      3. ragnarsbhut says:

        I recall being told by my MD that my frequent hot sauce consumption caused a stomach acid buildup and was told to avoid my hot sauce for 3 months, if I recall correctly. Only after that time had expired, which it long since has, was I able to get back into the hot sauce. While I can find any day to have fun, I do my hot sauce on what I call fun Friday. So it is once a week and I can be as generous with the hot sauce as I want to be.

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      4. GS says:

        Hmm take care of your gut health in a long run. Not trying to be discouraging

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      5. ragnarsbhut says:

        GS, my MD said the exact same thing. For me, I don’t mind the spicy stuff, however, as I see it, I would not be surprised if my being easy on the hot sauce would allow for me to tolerate the hardcore stuff for a longer period of time.

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      6. GS says:

        Balance it with prebiotic and probiotics

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      7. ragnarsbhut says:

        GS, I have a few questions for you: 1: For people who can tolerate the heat but have a harder time with unpleasant after-effects, what strategies do you think would be best to deal with them as issues? 2: Is there a distinct possibility that dietary changes that do not completely eliminate spicy foods would be able to mitigate some of the damage reportedly caused by spicy foods? 3: What would influence tolerance to spicy foods: Frequent consumption of spicy foods, a person’s genetics, just taste preferences?

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      8. GS says:

        Thank you for the questions. I’ll try to answer them to the best of my capacity.
        1. Balance its with pre and probiotics
        2. Yes, make sure 70% of your plate is filled with vegetables every meal you eat
        3. Tolerance and sensitivity is yes related to DNA and Gut biome

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      9. ragnarsbhut says:

        GS, I also have a few more questions for you: 1: If there are people who are of advanced age but can still tolerate significantly spicy stuff for the most part, what can explain that: Good dietary practices, eating spicy food with some regularity, both? 2: This may sound crazy, but would doing something to make the sensation of spice worse increase the tolerance factor to spicy food? 3: Even though I have heard and read that capsaicin does not cause ulcers, why does that myth get perpetuated?

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      10. GS says:

        1. Could be both or anything else
        2. Lol I don’t think so
        3. Go as per research…

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  5. ragnarsbhut says:

    GS, I hope I am not being a pest with these questions. Just trying to understand how some people can tolerate the hardcore stuff, regardless of age and yet other people cannot.

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    1. GS says:

      We all our in different stages of life journey Ragnarsbhut. Either we have been there where others are or we will be. If we understand this life psychology, we will start considering everyone an equal. And then who can tolerate what will cease to exist. Agree? Thoughts?

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      1. ragnarsbhut says:

        GS, I am inclined to agree with you. For me, I really don’t mind the spicier stuff. The only real issue would be associated with the after-effects. Regarding the heat (spice,) I hope that its intensity keeps increasing. When I eat spicier things, I drink water. “But wait, that will make the spice worse,” some people will claim. That is exactly what I want. Let the heat increase and then decrease, as well as wait it out.

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