A study that observed nearly half a million people over a seven-year span found that those who consumed more spicy foods such as chili peppers showed a reduced overall risk of death, as well as reduced risk of developing cancer or heart disease. What do you think?

“I’d always hoped I could eat my way to longevity.”

Patricia Sutter • Salon Hygienist

“There’s also the added cardio benefit of waving your hand in front of your mouth all the time.”

Griffin Belsen • Chamomile Picker

“I wonder what other aspects of my macho posturing might turn out to be good for me!”

Jordan Reinhart • Museum Docent