Also avoid paprika and cayenne spices.
I have noticed this, as I very often cook with either Reapers or Scorpions:
So: the hot stuff can also be beneficial, to protect one's hearing.
I love and embrace the most intense effects, as well as the slightest, most elusive nuances of both music and cuisine; SO: I avoid the really spicy stuff, on days I run/mix sound, or plan to do any serious listening.
Thus far: that balance has been working for me.
(Better listening through Chemistry?)
It's weird and unpredictable for me. I choose not to eat spicy food due to a sensitive stomach from too much wine and Belgian Quads over the years. On the rare occasion I do, I sometimes experience no side effects, neither gastric nor tinnitus related. Yet other times, it's increased ringing for a few days. Interesting write-up on cannibinoid receptors.
Any chance that, "increased ringing" could be related to, or magnified by, something you've eaten, along with the, "rare occasion" spicy foods?
Food allergies can cause a wide variety of symptoms and prove hard to pinpoint, without a bit of detective work.
Happy and (hopefully) better listening!