Remedies for the Hot Pepper Afterburn
We love our peppers but sometimes even the best of us get that burning sensation after eating a super hot pepper dish or whole pepper. Our mouth and throat is on fire! Our face gets red and we start to sweat!! There may be help for you! Here are a few remedies that can help cool down that afterburn going on inside.
* Drink Milk: If the heat is too much for you to stand try drinking a full glass of cow’s milk. (whole milk works best).
* Eat Ice Cream or Yogurt: Eating ice cream or yogurt after eating peppers may not sound very appetizing to most people but it’s an effective way to get rid of the burning quickly. Consuming dairy products are one of the quickest and most effective ways to remove the burn.
* Cold Beer: Some people believe that downing a nice ice cold beer will relieve their symptoms. However, most people will tell you that it doesn’t work as well as the two options stated above.
* Liquid Antacids: A lot of people I have talked to who love hot peppers swear that downing a dose of liquid antacid like Mylanta or Maalox works quickly and effectively to remove the burn from your mouth, esophagus and stomach.
* Foods: If you don’t have the above items handy, you can try eating bread or rice immediately after consuming the hot pepper which will help absorb the capsaicin which is causing you the intense burn.
If you are going to be consuming super hot foods and peppers, being prepared for the worst is always best. Not all of these will work for you but give a few of these a try next time you are in the hot house after eating peppers. Hope they help you cool off!
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