The Spicier Your Diet, The Longer You'll Live?

The Spicier Your Diet, The Longer You'll Live?

Are you a spicy food lover? If so, you may live a longer life than those who are not. According to a 2015 study, people who have diets rich with spicy foods tend to live longer. It has been documented that rates of ischemic heart disease, respiratory diseases, and cancers were all lower in hot-food eaters, due to the capsaicin in spicy foods. However, this longevity study was the first large-scale study of its kind, looking at the dietary data of more than 485,000 people. Researchers found that eating spicy food almost every day reduced a person's risk of mortality by 14%.

Eat spicy foods and live longer, says research


Key Facts In This Video

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    Eating spicy foods increases your odds of living longer, according to a 2015 study. (0:15)

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    Eating spicy foods every day correlated to 14% lower risk of mortality in study participants. (0:27)

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