How Spicy Food Affects Your Life Span…

How Spicy Food Affects Your Life Span...
How Spicy Food Affects Your Life Span...

Many of us like to eat on the hot side. Some of our stomachs can stand it and some can’t. So, is eating hot and spicy food good or bad for us?

I searched the Web for to learn more about the longevity effect of spicy food and I was most surprised by the answer. If your digestion can tolerate it, eating spicy food on a daily basis can actually extend your lifespan!

According to the Harvard School of Public Health an observational study of a half a million people in China was done from 2004 -2008. After following up with them a few years later, it was found that those who ate spicy food every day, particularly food with fresh and dried chili peppers, had a 14% lower risk of death than those who ate spicy food only once per week.

In addition, “Some evidence from other studies suggests the bioactive ingredients in spicy foods such as capsaicin may lower ‘bad’ cholesterol and triglycerides and improve inflammation,”

So, friends, reach for those chilies. There seems to be evidence that eating spicy food can be really good for us. It may be time to spice up your life!