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American Research Shows: People Who Love Spicy Food Live Longer

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Pepper contains capsaicin, which has anti-obesity, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-cancer effects. Scientists have also found that people who eat hot pepper six times a week on average have lower all-cause mortality compared with people who do not eat hot pepper. 25%, cardiovascular risk is also reduced by 23%.


In fact, “spicy” is not a sense of taste but a sense of pain. The release of endorphins during consumption makes people addictive. (Photo via Pixabay.com)

Taipei, Taiwan (Merxwire) – Taiwanese love spicy hot pot. They usually don’t dare to eat more for the sake of health. Now you have a good reason. Scientists have confirmed that people who like spicy food live longer, and people who like spicy food have a higher mortality rate than those who don’t eat spicy food. Reduce by 25%.

According to statistics from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan’s spicy hot pot business opportunities exceed 5 billion yuan a year. In the end, how much Taiwanese people like to eat spicily, not only spicy pot but also daily snacks can also be seen. Spicy food business opportunities are found in the stores. It is not difficult to see a large number of spicy snacks on the shelves, and the latest consumer survey data shows that nearly 43% of the people will choose spicy snacks; another 62% of consumers believe that salty foods are among them. Add a little bit of spiciness, and the food will taste better. But did you know that spiciness not only makes food more delicious but eating it in moderation can also make your body healthier?

Capsaicin itself contains many antioxidant substances. (Photo via Pixabay.com)

In 2019, “Journal of the American College of Cardiology” published a research report on about 23,000 adult citizens in Italy. It showed that under conditions similar to cardiovascular conditions such as body weight and blood pressure, they often eat spicy food (4 times a week). People have a lower mortality rate than those who do not eat spicy food, can reduce the risk of death from heart disease by 44%, and the relative reduction in the incidence of death from stroke is 61%.

In addition, scientists have recently screened 4,729 studies from the world’s five major health databases, investigating dietary data from more than 570,000 people from the United States, China, Iran, and Italy, in an attempt to analyze “chili-eating people” through their diet. The health difference between and “people who don’t eat/fewer chili peppers”.

The results of the study show that people who eat spicy food six times a week on average have a 25% reduction in all-cause mortality and a 23% reduction in cardiovascular risk compared with people who do not eat spicy food. It shows that people who eat spicy food may live longer. The probability is relatively high. In this regard, scientists speculate that the reason may be related to the capsaicin in peppers, because capsaicin itself contains many antioxidant substances, and oxidation is related to chronic diseases, cancer, or aging.

Chili contains capsaicin, which helps increase the body’s metabolic rate and suppress appetite. (Photo via Pixabay.com)

A nutritionist explained that because pepper is rich in vitamins A, C, and vitamin B6, it can help dilate blood vessels, achieve blood circulation, reduce thrombosis, and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. In addition, hot peppers can also reduce the production of bad cholesterol, increase the body’s metabolism, and reduce obesity.

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