10 Recipes That Unlock The Health Benefits Of Chili Peppers

Good news for fans of spicy food: you may live longer than your more mild-mouthed friends. A 23-year study recently published in the scientific journal PLOS One found that people who ate chili peppers were 13 percent less likely to die early.

Perhaps this news is not surprising considering the numerous health benefits of chili peppers, which include reduced blood cholesterol, boosted immunity, lowered risk of type 2 diabetes, stomach ulcer prevention and even the ability to help stop the spread of prostate cancer.

Some of these benefits are due to the fact that chili peppers contain capsaicin, the substance that gives chili peppers that hot taste sensation. Capsaicin is also known to help treat pain, fight inflammation, prevent psoriasis and aid in weight loss.

With all these health benefits, here are 10 easy recipes to help you add chili peppers to your diet.