Want a Longer Life? Eat Spicy Food.

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If you want to lower your risk of death, chili peppers are apparently the answer. A recently released study found that consuming spicy foods, mainly in the form of chili peppers, helps lower the risk of heart disease, cancer, and respiratory disease.

How much do you need to eat? Spicy food once or twice a week results in a 10 percent reduction in overall risk of death, and eating it six to seven times a week reduces risk by 14 percent. Guess it’s time to spice up your food, all in the name of good health!

Read more: Eating Spicy Food Linked to a Longer Life from The New York Times