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Hillary Clinton pops raw jalapenos on the campaign trail 'like potato chips,' former aide says

Presidential candidates are seemingly constantly fielding questions about what they eat on the campaign trail. There's Jeb Bush's Paleo diet. There was Scott Walker's utter lack of diet.

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton has started dieting this election cycle, but The Associated Press reports she's long been singing the praises of eating spicy foods as a weight-loss strategy.

"During 2008, there was not a day or a minute that went by that we didn't have a full plate of raw jalapenos," said Jamie Smith, a 2008 aide for Clinton. "She ate them like potato chips."

In case that's not enough heat, she also takes red pepper flakes with her when traveling.