The facts are in: According to The Atlantic, you can learn to like spicy foods the same way you can learn to like bloomy-rind cheese or pickled shrimp. Give your taste buds a little training session by "forcing" yourself to chow down on these 15 hot-but-not-too-hot recipes. You might be a far more willing participant in next year's Super Bowl hot-wing-eating contest. Or jalapeño-eating contest. Or wasabi-off. You've got this.
More ways to eat better on Food Republic: