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American Study Links Spicy Food Preference to Longer Life

By: MerxWire

Pepper’s capsaicin, with anti-obesity, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-cancer effects, is associated with lower all-cause mortality. Regular hot pepper consumption (six times a week on average) is linked to a 25% reduction in overall mortality and a 23% decrease in cardiovascular risk, according to research.

Spiciness isn’t a taste but a form of pain, triggering endorphin release that creates addiction. (Photo via

Taipei, Taiwan (Merxwire) – Do you enjoy eating spicy food? The benefits of consuming spicy food may be more than you think! 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?

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%.

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


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.

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. Moreover, hot peppers can lower bad cholesterol, boost metabolism, and reduce obesity.

Capsaicin itself contains many antioxidant substances. (Photo via
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