Want to live longer? Eating spicy food might do the trick

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Go ahead and dump an entire bottle of Tabasco sauce on your lunch today. Sure, it might make for a few painful bathroom trips . . . but you’ve got to think about the bigger picture.

A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health found that people who eat spicy foods LIVE LONGER.

They studied data from more than 500,000 people in China, and found that people who ate spicy foods once or twice a week were 10% more likely to live longer than people who don’t.

And eating spicy foods three or four times a week bumped it up to 14%.

Spicy foods were also linked to less risk of getting cancer, heart disease, and lung disease.

The researchers say they need to study it more before they can say for a FACT that spicy food makes you live a longer and healthier life . . . but the evidence is all definitely pointing that way.

(Time)