Spicy Foods and Longer Life

Researchers have found a link between eating more spicy foods and longer life.

Checkout “Consumption of spicy foods and total and cause specific mortality: population based cohort study.”

The study found that regularly eating spicy food could mean longer lives for both men and women.

Five hundred thousand people participated in the study that compared having spicy foods three or seven times per week vs. only once and none.

According to the study, eating spicy food once a week reduced the risk of dying by 10 percent. Increasing the frequency to three to seven times a week reduced their risk of dying by 15 percent.

Some Spicy Foods You May Enjoy

Fresh Is King When It Comes To Chili Pepper – Researchers found that fresh chili peppers were more beneficial than dry for health.

The molecule capsaicin seems to be responsible for the health benefit. Capsaicin is what makes peppers hot, and it has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that some believe may help fight cancer, high blood pressure, and even obesity.

Curry – The longer life associated with eating curry seems to be connected to capsaicin in cayenne pepper

Spicy Soup – Who knew that a tasty comfort food full of healthy vegetables simmered not boiled in a slow cooker may help you live longer, especially if you add peppers to it?

Salsa – Try adding some extra kick to your salsa by adding jalapenos, habaneros, or ghost chilies for additional health benefits.

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