Growing up, I was accustomed to consuming spicy food.
As a kid, I did not crave sweets. In fact, I did not like the taste of chocolate or cake at all.
Yet I was a huge fan of spicy food.
According to the SciShow, studies based on a large number of datasets have shown that people who consume hot pepper and chili oil see an increase in mortality rate by 12%.
Capsaicin, a component of chili peppers, is said to have cancer-fighting effects.
From personal experience, spicy food suppresses my desire for sweet food. After eating something spicy, I would feel repulsed when thinking about a cake.
Given that tumors feed on sugar, anything that helps me reduce sugar consumption is a good thing.
Also, it forever remains a myth to me why people see eating desserts after the main course as a tradition.