People Who Eat Chili Peppers May Live Longer

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I’m Clinton Griffiths with today’s AgDay Minute.

A new study says people spend more money on food as their incomes rise, but the amount they spend represents a smaller share of their overall budgets. The results coming from USDA’s Economic Research Service. It reports last year, households with the lowest income spent about 44-hundred dollars a year on food. That adds up to about 85-dollars per week. Households with the highest income spend almost 14-thousand dollars a year on food, or about 269-dollars a week. Experts say as people gain more disposable income. They often shift to more expensive food options, including dining out.

Walmart and General Motors’ Cruise are planning to test using self-driving cars to deliver customer orders. It is expected to start early next year beginning in Scottsdale, Arizona. If the program works well, the two companies could expand it to other stores.

New research finds people who eat chili peppers may live longer and be less likely to die from cardiovascular disease or cancer. The American Heart Association reporting researchers analyzed health and dietary records of more than 570-thousand people in various countries. They found people who eat chili pepper are 26-percent less likely to die from cardiovascular disease than those who rarely or never eat chili pepper. They’re also 23-percent less likely to die from cancer, but they’re not sure how much, or how often eating chili peppers may help.

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