Cool Your Mouth From Spicy Foods With Acid

Video: Just like adding acid can temper a dish that’s too spicy, you can also soothe your mouth after eating super spicy food by eating something acidic. Out for Thai? There’s probably a lemon or lime on the table already.

Make no mistake, milk or some other dairy is definitely your best option. However, especially when you’re out to eat, you might not have those common remedies handy. As mentioned in the video above, odds are there’s something already on the table or served with your dish like citrus, something vinegary, or even a sugar packet, to fight the heat instead.

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  • Really… best thing for acid is acid… no. Anything alkaline is your best bet (milk, bread, etc)

    Grabbing a Coke or coke zero though may help as it contains acid inhibitors which react with it to reduce it.

  • #tip Also drinks with acid inhibitors… can’t get any of the above, grab some coke or coke zero and it will tone it down. I’ve used this with acid reflux to reduce it successfully.

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