Spicy foods are great treats on hot days

Spicy foods are great treats on hot days

Spicy foods are great treats on hot days

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by Tyler Druin

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 28, 2012 at 8:51 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) - - You may think ice cream sounds like it'll cool you off on days with high temperatures, however it actually does the opposite.

Experts say spicy foods are the best to eat when it's hot outside.

Spicy foods make you sweat which in turn helps you cool down faster.

While you may want to cool down with a tall glass of iced tea or ice cream on a hot summer's day the effect doesn't last long.

 It's because those cold foods cause your internal temperature to cool too fast.

 Your body compensates by raising your body temperature which means you feel hotter.

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