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Like spicy food? If so, you might live longer

A study, by the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, has found that consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13 percent reduction in total mortality, primarily in deaths due to heart disease or stroke. Going back for centuries, peppers and spices were thought to be beneficial in the treatment of diseases, but only one other study, conducted in China and published in 2015, has previously examined chili pepper consumption and its association with mortality. So, this new study, published recently in PLoS ONE,…

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4 Effective Remedies To Cool Your Mouth After Eating Spicy Food

4pm hunger pangs demand a bite of something delicious. Our dreams were recently answered when a local food stall outside the office started serving up a variety of momos. The best dish on his menu, arguably, is a plate of momos doused in a lip-smacking but mind-numbingly hot chilli sauce. The momos are so good that we can not help ordering them. However, every bite seems to put our mouth on fire. If your spice-tolerance levels are low like mine, this article is a lifesaver. Bookmark it, now. What happens…

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Could eating spicy food help you live longer?

“Curry really could be the spice of life,” says The Daily Telegraph, reporting on a study looking at the link between regularly eating foods that contain capsaicin – found in chilli peppers – and the risk of dying early. The study of nearly 500,000 people in China found those who ate spicy food once a week or more were about 10% less likely to die during the seven-year follow-up period than people who ate spicy food less than once a week. However, the researchers say their work cannot prove that spicy…

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6 Surprising Spicy Food Benefits: Turn Up The Heat!

Spicy food is hot right now, and for good reason. Here are 6 spicy food benefits you need to know. We all love a little spice now and then, primarily for the way it thrills the taste buds and enhances the flavour of any dish. But did you know that spicy food is actually good for you? According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, green and red peppers are a powerhouse of essential minerals and contain high levels of Vitamin C. Here are 6 reasons you need to set your…

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