According to research published in the British Medical Journal, people who eat spicy foods six to seven times a week, reduce their chance of death by 14 percent.
You can give death the middle figure if you eat foods spiced from bottles depicting the grim reaper?
No. That’s not the case. You will die. It’s probably something you should get your head around at some point. We hope it’s not anytime soon, but it’s going to happen. That’s life even if you choose to believe that cryogenic freezing can prolong your life; you’re going to die.
Eating Spicy Foods Can Help You Live Longer and Healthier
You can eat all the bottles of hot sauce bearing images of death, and you’re still going to die. But, the published research isn’t wrong apart from the semantics of the reporters covering this information. Eating spicy foods will reduce your chance of premature death by 14 percent.
It’s the capsaicin in chili peppers that gives you that edge over death. This compound reacts with different parts of your body in ways that most people simply can’t comprehend. Because capsaicin doesn’t just affect the stomach, brain, blood, or lungs, it’s impossible to say it reduces the chance of death by such and such by 14 percent. It’s not a matter of reducing death from breast cancer, heart failure, or obesity. It will do all of those things, but 14 percent is much more general.
Five Ways Your Body Takes Advantage of Spicy Foods
Your body loves chili peppers and super hot sauces. Really it does. Even if you battle to eat spicy foods (let alone doing so at six or seven meals during the week), your body gets a real kick from the sting. These are a mere five ways your body reduces its chance of premature death by 14 or so, but there are many, many more.
- Blasting Blood Clots – This seems miraculous, but it’s no joke. Capsaicin, as it works through the bloodstream will clear artery-narrowing lipid deposits. Garlic, incidentally, does similar work. So, feel free to load up on Mad Dog’s Reaper Sriracha Hot Sauce. Every part of your body will benefit.
- Makes Pain Disappear – We know capsaicin burns on the way in – and the way out, but it also offers pain relief. You may think this benefit only increases your desire to live longer, but chronic pain can actually reduce your lifespan. Just think of how much your body needs to work to keep you moving through that pain. Capsaicin triggers the release of dopamine to make you happier while it battles extreme and chronic pain.
- A More Youthful You – There are a lot of horrible elements in the world around us. Some are external, such as pollution. Some we put into our bodies, such as tobacco and too much alcohol. These introduce free radicals into the system, and these babies steal electrons from healthy cells in the body. Antioxidants found in chili peppers replace those electrons.
- The Weight You Should Be – Capsaicin works in an almost exhaustive number of ways to get you into and keep you within your ideal weight range. It signals the brain faster when you’ve your fill and keeps hunger away for longer. It also increases metabolism and your body’s ability to burn stored fat cells. You know all of that is good for you.
- The Big C Takes a Dive – It looks like capsaicin has the power to stave off cancer cells, and the pain and death the big C is associated with. And that’s from oral consumption – yep, eating spicy foods. Lab results also show capsaicin’s ability to cause prostate cancer cells to commit suicide.
We’re pretty sure it’s time you took a look at our recipe blog and order a few more bottles of fire depicting death. It could just prevent your own… well, prolong it at any rate.