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16 Food Facts That Will Make You Feel Better About Eating Healthy

If you eat spicy food, you'll live longer.

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2. People who eat spicy food tend to live longer.

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According to a study from the Harvard Medical School, eating spicy dishes once daily (compared to once a week or less) can reduce the risk of death by 14%. This is thought to be due to bioactive ingredients that help maintain healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

3. Tomatoes shouldn't be stored in the fridge because they lose their flavor.

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Anyone who works in a kitchen already knows this one, but now they can back it up with a study that says that tomatoes lose the ability to fully develop their flavor when in cold temperatures.

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6. The egg yolks have way more nutrients than the whites.

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Don't be fooled, yolks contain all the good vitamins and minerals. Sure, whites have much more protein, which is why they're good for dieting, but if you're looking for lots of nutrients, yolks are the solution.

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10. Frozen vegetables are are even more nutritious than non-frozen veggies.

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You think that vegetables lose all their power when they're frozen solid? Think again. They're usually frozen shortly after being picked, at the height of ripeness. Non-frozen veggies or off-season veggies are usually picked before they're ripe and can lose a lot of nutrients on the way to the grocery store because of heat and light exposure.

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This post was translated from Spanish.