CLOSE
Red peppers

Source: hudiemm / Getty

If you like eating spicy food, it could help you live longer.  According to a Men’s Health,

New research from the University of Vermont find that eating red chili peppers leads to a 13 percent reduction in total mortality. Researchers said spicy peppers prevent obesity, increase blood flow, and alter your gut bacteria, and that eating the peppers is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease and stroke. The key ingredient is capsaicin, which is what makes peppers spicy. One of the researchers suggested that because of previous studies with similar findings, as well as their own, chili pepper or spicy food could potentially became a dietary recommendation.

Let me double up on the red hot chili peppers. LOL

Bassman’s Top 5 Houston Soul Food Spots
Soul Food Table
5 photos