Chilli helps you live longer

Spicy food encourages longer life according to latest scientific discoveries.

Reporter: Ivelina Nikolova | Subeditor: Visnja Marjanovic


Researchers from Harvard University examined a Chineese study which took place for the period of seven years among 485 thousand people, more than 20 thousand of whom died for the period. All participants filled surveys about their diet and lifestyle, and handed over medical exams’ results for the aim of the research which appeared in BMJ.


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A spacier diet promises a longer life. Although researched can’t certainly say why, chili is proven life stimulator since people are 10 percent less likely to die if they consume chilli flavoured food. Besides, having spicy food daily reduces your risk of death with 14percent. Of course, there are other factors like age, origins, smoking and drinking which also influence your body functions but so far hot peppers have even a stronger link with life length than alcohol.


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It is not news that capsaicin – the main component of spicy food, has beneficial health effects and protects people from cancer, respiratory and heart diseases. We already suggest you the best hot pot in London. Perhaps, what’s left is to full your cupboards with chilli and enjoy your menu well seasoned this winter.


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