According to new research, eating spicy foods can help you live longer. The findings show:
“In this large prospective study, we observed an inverse relationship between hot red chili pepper consumption and all-cause mortality, after adjusting for potential confounders. Adults who consumed hot red chili peppers had a 13% lower hazard of death, compared to those who did not.”
There are many other benefits to eating spicy foods as well. Capsaicin (the chemical that makes spicy peppers spicy) has been shown to increase metabolism, which can help you lose weight.
It releases endorphins, which can help with pain management. Someone close to me said that it really does help with his arthritis pain. They can also help with cholesterol and hearth health. Capsaicin can even fight cancer cells.
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