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Go On, Make Your Order Extra Spicy. It Could Help Boost Your Metabolism.

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living

Go on, make your order extra spicy. A new study presented at the Biophysical Society's 59th Annual Meeting in Baltimore revealed that capsaicin --...

The Weird Biology of Chili Peppers, and Why They Really Are Good for You

John McQuaid | Posted 03.28.2015 | Healthy Living
John McQuaid

Capsaicin's positive effects are modest. But they are real. All of this is to say, the obsession with chili pepper heat may be a fad. Or a form of masochism. But it may also reflect -- for once -- popular taste and nutrition in a happy alliance.

Are There Other Options Besides Medications for Gout and Osteoarthritis?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Obesity and being overweight are linked to higher disease state complications and progression of both gout and osteoarthritis. So getting yourself into target weight is important for joint health.

WATCH: The Science Behind Why Sriracha Tastes So Damn Good

Posted 02.24.2014 | Taste

It's about time we get to the bottom of this.

Here's How To Control The Heat of Your Jalapeños

Blue Apron | Posted 02.06.2014 | Taste
Blue Apron

Banish your fear of making food too spicy by learning to prep in three different ways.

How The Hot Pepper Got Its Kick

| Thomas Sumner | Posted 01.27.2014 | Science

Things are heating up in the world of genetics. The hot pepper (Capsicum annuum) is one of the most widely grown spice crops globally, playing an impo...

What Your Favorite Hot Sauce Says About You

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing & Renee Jacques | Posted 01.26.2014 | Taste

If your culinary preferences have evolved beyond those of an eight-year-old, odds are you enjoy hot sauce from time to time. Now this doesn't mean you...