Spicy foods may help you live longer

Spicy foods reduce mortality
Load on the chili peppers!

Researchers, whose study was published in the British Medical Journal, say eating spicy foods can increase your chances of living longer, by 14%!

Eating spicy foods regularly, they say, decreases the chances you may die from heart disease, respiratory disease, or cancer.


Spicy foods have bioactive properties that decrease appetite, perhaps reducing the risk of obesity. Ingesting them has been linked to a lower incidence of cancer. Spices even have antibacterial properties which may reduce the risk of developing diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and liver disease.

Want some culinary inspiration? Check out Eating Well's spicy soups, stews, and roasts, or take a look at Chili Pepper Madness, a site dedicated to spicy foods.

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