Adding a little spice to your diet has numerous advantages. Weight loss, heart health, and even depression may benefit from the consumption of spicy foods. People who eat spicy foods six to seven days a week “showed a 14 percent relative risk reduction in total mortality.” In other words, a diet rich in capsaicin, the chemical found in hot peppers, can even help you live longer. But do not eat spicy foods in excess. This could led to some issues.