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Food & nutrition
May 12, 2017

Red hot chili peppers – the key to a longer life

Like it hot and spicy? Your adventurous palate may be doing you a world of good without even realising it. Other than adding a kick of flavour to just about any dish, peppers could add years to your life. A study published in PLoS ONE, says that red hot chilli peppers can lower your risk of heart disease or stroke by a substantial 13 percent. We’re not quite sure why hot peppers extend life, but researchers speculate that capsaicin, the substance that gives peppers their fire, may be the spicy key. Capsaicin has potent anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that may…
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