In your mouth, that is. With record-breaking temperatures across the nation and a 34-day (and counting) heat streak of temps over 100 here in North Texas, why would we dare ask you to turn up the heat? Because, as the theory goes, if the temperature in your mouth matches the temperature outside, you might just feel a bit cooler. In fact, in this article, eating spicy foods is listed as the #5 way to stay cool without air-conditioning! How?
“By causing you to perspire, your skin gets damp, and the evaporation of the water from your skin helps cool you. That is thought to be a reason that people in some of the world’s hottest regions, such as India and Latin America, eat a lot of spicy hot food.”
Need some spicy food ideas? We’ve got plenty! Not only do we have delicious chipotle queso and habanero salsa, but we also have creative spicy foods like habanero pralines you can let melt in your mouth and Texas caviar you can drizzle on a slice of spicy jalapeno cornbread! Check out other ways this article recommends staying cool!