Good news, lovers of salsas, chiles, and anything/everything involving Sriracha: not only is what you're eating delicious, it's also going to make you live longer!
A new study published by the BMJ shows that eating foods like chili peppers can be greatly beneficial to your health. Researchers looked at questionnaire results from a China Kadoorie Biobank study of about 500,000 participants from 2004-2008, and saw that those who ate spicy foods a couple days a week had a 10% lower risk of death compared with those who had spicy meals less frequently. People who ate spicy food 3-7 days a week saw a 14% lower risk.
The study also found that the consumption of spicy food led to lowers risks of cancer, heart disease, and respiratory disease.