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If the salsa you ate was spicier than you anticipated… And now your mouth is on fire, what can you do? Order something smothered in whipped cream, or head to the pantry and grab the Reddi-Wip. That’s because the burning sensation you’re experiencing is caused by capsaicin – a compound in peppers which bonds to taste receptors on our tongue. But there’s a protein in dairy – called casein – that counteracts capsaicin’s bonding power. And whipped cream contains MORE casein than any other dairy product! All you need is a spoonful to get relief.