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Want to live longer? Eat Hot Sauce!

A recent Harvard Study suggests that people who eat spicy food three or more times a week live longer. How about someone that uses hot sauce three or more times a day?

“We know something about the beneficial effects of spicy foods basically from animal studies and very small-sized human studies” – Lu Qi, associate professor at the Harvard School of Public Health

Preliminary studies by some really smart people suggest that spicy foods and their active components including capsaicin, which is a compound found in chili peppers that lowers inflammation, improves metabolic status, and has a positive effect on gut bacteria and weight. Peppers are also an excellent source of vitamin C, which is known to be a potential cancer-fighting agent.

I’m convinced that this study clearly proves eating hot sauce can be linked to a lower risk of death from certain diseases, including cancer, ischemic heart diseases and respiratory diseases.