We in south Louisiana love spicy food! Here's great news!

it may help you live longer, especially if you eat chili peppers. A report from plosone.org says consumption may help fight obesity, reducing risk of death by as much as 13%.

Researchers at the University of Vermont collected data from 1,600 subjects over an 18 year period. The data suggests capsaicin contained in the peppers contains anti inflammatory properties, and may even help prevent cancer.

The next time you're making chili, include plenty of peppers. Bon Apetit!