Hello spring, it’s nice to see you!
Finally, a new season is upon us and with it comes sunglasses, outdoor happy hours, and soaring temperatures. While the oncoming heat may tempt you to load up on icy beverages, try this instead: add a sprinkling of spice! Why, you ask? Because research shows that spicy foods cool you down. So, plowing through a gallon of ice cream may be fun (and delicious), but it doesn’t actually help your body deal with the heat. However, when you eat spicy foods, your internal temperature rises to match that of the outside, your circulation system kicks into high gear, you start sweating and once the moisture evaporates, you’ve cooled off!
Though a mouthful of cayenne pepper doesn't sound appetizing, don't panic! Here are 7 sweet and spicy Latin dishes: a touch of spice to heat you up and cool you down and a touch of sweet for a bit of indulgence.
It’s going to be a delicious season.