Live Longer With Spicy Foods

Feb 13, 2016 09:38 PM EST | By Ifeanyi Egede

A little chilli never hurt anyone. Now, studies have shown that a little or even a lot of chilli can help you live longer. Forget the burn on your tongue, it barely even counts when you realize it may it significantly increase your lifespan.

Spicy foods can help with weight loss

Apart from its wonderful use a taste enhancer, Studies show that a compound present in chillis the main compound in chilies may cause the body to burn calories for 20 minutes after eating.Spicy foods may ensure heart health and cancer prevention. A 2004-2008 study reviewed records of 20,000 people who had passed away over a seven-year period. The study discovered that people who ate spicy foods about 6 times a week had a lower (14%) risk of an untimely death than those who only ate chilli meals once a week. It was also discovered that they had a lesser chance of death at the hand of cancer and ischemic heart and respiratory system diseases.

Spicy foods can lower Blood Pressure

Chillis helps create a stronger cardiovascular system, they  strengthen the  walls of the heart, and the heat stimulates an increase of blood flow throughout your body.

Spicy foods can help your sinuses

The capsaicin found in peppers is quite similar to a compound also present in many decongestants,  the more the heat the better.

Spicy foods can probably stop ulcers

The capsaicin from peppers helps kill bacteria H.pylori, the cause of most ulcers.

Spicy foods might reduce depression

The ingestion of spicy foods can stimulate the production of serotonin, which provides you with the feeling of cheerfulness and can ease stress and depression.

Don't be scared of chilli, they might be a little hot to the taste buds but, enjoying a chilli dinner every once in a while to live a longer healthier life is a small price to pay. 

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