94. Why does milk help with spicy food ? Spicy foods contain a substance from chillies called capsaicin. Capsaicin stings taste buds, and milk binds with the hot capsaicin oils to disperse them. Cold water is not effective to mitigate spiciness because water-based liquids spread capsaicin and likely increase the burning sensation.

94. Why does milk help with spicy food ?

Spicy foods contain a substance from chillies called capsaicin. Capsaicin stings taste buds, and milk binds with the hot capsaicin oils to disperse them. Cold water is not effective to mitigate spiciness because water-based liquids spread capsaicin and likely increase the burning sensation.