Study: Spicy food helps you live longer
Love spicy food? New research has found more health benefits from eating it.
According to a new study from China, eating spicy food, specifically chili peppers, may help you live longer.
Researchers found that people who eat spicy food daily have a 14 percent reduced risk of death than those who eat it less than once a week. The findings were similar for both men and women, but higher for those who don’t drink alcohol.
The study also found that the consumption of spicy foods was linked to a lower risk of death from certain diseases, like cancer, respiratory diseases and ischemic heart diseases (like coronary heart disease).
The findings were published in the The BMJ medical journal.
Looking for spicy foods to try in Philly? The city has many diverse spicy food offerings like various dishes from Han Dynasty, the “Fire Steak” and other spicy cheesesteaks from Jake’s Sandwich Board, various dishes from Los Taquitos de Puebla, Vindaloo and Kadia dishes from Ekta, “Inferno” chicken wings from East Coast Wings & Grill and much more.
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