(Original post by pinkangelgirl)
Yep. Just keep eating it and your tastebuds will get used to it!
With spicy food, start off really mild and then increase it every so often
I disagree, I think he should eat the most brutal, vicious chili peppers he can get his hands on. Milder stuff will seem trivial after that. That's how I did it, used to avoid spicy stuff but then nuked my tastebuds a few times, can't get enough of spicy food now.
You have to build up. Noone can handle spicy food at first. Just eat things spicy enough that it burns your tongue in a very slightly painful way so that it still feels nice. You'll naturally eat spicier foods to get the same feeling.
speaking as a chilli freak. and i mean i like chilli a LOT! every bloke i've ever been with has had to be trained to take heat cos i barf at bland. and it really is a case of training your tastebuds and can be done - i've seen that happen with too many guys now, to not know u can change any palate.
start small and as u adjust...turn it up a bit ...till u get to where u wanna be.
try different kinds of spicy and mixing it with different flavors. tomato/pepper salsas or tomatillo green salsas have a more sour-spicey taste. try different barbecues, cajun, chipotle, ginger, and cumin. and then there is horse radish and wasabi, which aren't really the same kind of 'spicy' and you might find you like. For vegetarians try different greens, like arugula and mustard greens, both have a spicy bite to them.
So mix it up with different spices, start small and try it with other flavors.
Tastes buds change. I only used to eat chicken nuggets and fish fingers as a kid, and hated spicy food. Now I eat absolutely anything (except bananas) and can eat a vindaloo without breaking a sweat. Keep trying the food, see if you start to like it but if not just to keep to what you already like and come back try the food again in the future you might possibly like it.
I add chilli powder to everything. Can't get enough of it . Yeah, it's possible to bring yourself to like it with time. Don't jump straight into the deep end. Start off small.
I used to haaaaaaate cucumbers but I forced myself to eat some and now I can tolerate a few slices in my sandwiches.
I struggled to eat spicy food for years until I spent a month in Sichuan and Hunan (China). First few days weren't nice, but got used to it pretty fast. Now I have no issue at all when eating most spicy food, since most of it is mild in comparison to that month
I'm like that with tea. Everyone drinks it, everyone always offers me a cup, and they can't believe it when I say I don't like it! I just find it so plain, a bit like drinking stewed grass clippings, but when I add sugar it instantly becomes too sickly! I really want to be able to tolerate it though, if only just to not look so anti-social by declining a cup!
I guess its just how you have been brought up, my parents always gave me spicy food and now I feel I can hardly eat anything not spicy as it just tastes too bland (minus foods like cheese and cake etc). My sister is a bit like this too except not quite as bad.
I have a friend who can't stand food with strong flavours at all, she eats everything plain and I do sometimes wonder is that because she has been brought up to eat her food like that or she just genuinly likes her food like that? I don't reckon she would ever grow to love spicy food because she wouldnt let herself, but if you want to get to like it then you might be able to, I never liked fish growing up and about a year ago I decided I wanted to try and include fish into my diet, took a while but I really like it now!
But I don't see why you would want to force yourself to like it though? There isnt much nutritional value in spice exactly, if you are happy with your food then whether its spicy or not shouldnt make a difference.
I hate spicy food saying the only curry I can eat is chicken karma it's very very mild what I would do if I was u who wanted to eat spicy food is to start from mild curry and keep going up a notch ur taste Buds will soon get used of it
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