10 Hot and Spicy Recipes That Could Help You Live Longer

It’s time for all the spicy food lovers out there to celebrate good health


10 Hot and Spicy Recipes That Could Help You Live Longer


A new study published in the British Medical Journal found that regular consumption of spicy foods is associated with a lower risk of death

Enlightened Spicy Avocado Dip

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Put some kick into your avocado with this spicy dip. The familiar flavors of cilantro and lime are cut with a zingy wasabi punch that will keep the fire alive. Pair with whole-grain chips for the perfect healthy snack. Click here for the Enlightened Spicy Avocado Dip recipe.

Grilled Orange-Ginger Chicken Recipe


This versatile Asian marinade of orange and soy sauce with sesame seed, ginger, and crushed red pepper is great on chicken as well as flank steak and pork tenderloin. Massaging the marinade into the meat for just five minutes gives you maximum flavor without needing marinating time in the refrigerator. Click here for the Grilled Orange-Ginger Chicken recipe.

Molcajete Salsa

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The combination of charred chipotle peppers, jalapeños, and garlic spices ups your typical dip. This salsa is great for entertaining guests before dinnertime. Click here for the Molcajete Salsa recipe.

Spicy Garden Kale Smoothie Recipe


Put a little punch into your morning smoothie by adding jalapeño and cilantro. The spice is balanced out with pineapple and coconut milk for a little sweetness. Click here for the Spicy Garden Kale Smoothie Recipe.

Spicy Greek Yogurt and Lime Marinated Chicken

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Quick, easy, and delicious — what more could you ask for from a grilled chicken recipe? A marinade made from yogurt, lime juice, paprika, and a little habanero powder for some heat keeps the chicken nice and moist as it cooks on the grill. Click here for the Spicy Greek Yogurt and Lime Marinated Chicken recipe.

Spicy Pumpkin Fries

Bored of sweet potato fries? Sliced pumpkin tossed with cayenne pepper, curry powder, and garlic powder is a healthy alternative to regular fries. Click here for the Spicy Pumpkin Fries recipe.

Spicy Shrimp

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This shrimp is flavored with sriracha's heat, which is warm, lasting, and assertive without being overbearing. The oil and sugar give the marinade some viscosity so it doesn't just season the shrimp but also clings to it. Click here for the Spicy Shrimp recipe.

Spicy Smiles


Flavored with ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves, this sweet and spicy treat is the perfect after-dinner dessert. Click here for the Spicy Smiles recipe.

Spicy Tomato Soup with Harissa and Farro

Harissa is a spicy Tunisian chile paste often used in North African cooking. Here, a milder version spices up a tomato soup made with fresh vegetable stock, and a good amount of farro is thrown in for good measure, making this a light, nutritious meal. If you don't have access to farro, pearled barley would make a decent substitute. Click here for the Spicy Tomato Soup with Harissa and Farro recipe.

Vegetarian Chili


This hearty recipe combines peppers, jalapeño, chili powder, and cumin to deliver a flavorful and long-lasting taste. This meatless creation is packed with protein, making it a healthy alternative for lunch and dinner. Click here for the Vegetarian Chili Recipe.