Spicy Food Leads to Longer Lives

The next time you’re debating between hot or mild salsa for your burrito, go for the spicy; it’ll actually lower your risk of death. At least that’s what researchers are stating in the medical journal BMJ after studying the subject for seven years. The Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences surveyed nearly 500,000 men and women between the ages of 30 and 79 and found a strong correlation between spicy eaters and long lives. People who ate fiery foods once or twice a week had a 10% reduced risk of death, while it was a remarkable 14% for people who ate spicy foods almost every day.