I personally love extremely hot weather. Living in Vancouver means heatwaves are a rarity and I am soaking up the sunshine while I can.
Shockingly, not everyone feels the same and people are in search of refuge beyond their air conditioned havens.
While most are loading up on iced coffees and popsicles, some have caught a whiff of a long standing secret to keep cool... with heat.
The Vancouver Sun article "Hot, Spicy Food Incites Cooling Sweats" argues that "sweating is a mechanism to cool the body. If you are drinking hot tea or eating spicy food and it makes you sweat, it can help dissipate the heat."
Sweating to cool down may not be a secret but for many simply eating the foods mentioned will reduce heat without the sweat.
Still not convinced? Check out the article for more information.
If you still aren't sold on the idea, I have included Wikipedia's list of some more ways to cool down minus the AC.
Wiki Cool Yourself Down Without AC