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How can I reduce the burn from eating chili peppers?

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  • Try dairy foods to reduce the burn and hotness of eating chile peppers. Capsaicin in chile peppers stimulates pain receptors in your mouth. Caesin, the main protein in milk, washes away the capsaicin that makes your mouth and throat burn. To tone down the heat, remove the seeds and inner membranes of hot chiles. Handle hot chiles carefully. Use rubber gloves if you have sensitive skin, and never touch your eyes or face when handling them.
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