Hot Chilli lead to long life span
“How hot chilli could help you live longer,” the Daily Mail reports. A US study found that people who reported eating red hot chilli peppers had around a 13% reduced risk of premature death compared to those who avoided them.
The study looked at adults in the 1980s and 90s who reported eating any hot chillies over the past month – which could range from a single chilli to several chillies every day.
There were no significant links found when drilling down to specific cause of death rather than just overall mortality.
Ultimately this study proves very little. The researchers attempted to account for possible contributory factors, such as other dietary factors, income and age, but as they admit, unmeasured health and lifestyle factors could be influencing the link.
It is plausible that hot chillies could be linked beneficial effects. There is some evidence that the active ingredient in red hot chili peppers, (the food, not the band) capsicum may have anti-inflammatory or anti-oxidant effects, while also boosting the metabolism. But with the exception of one study in China the research has involved rodents.
It is always unwise to rely on a single “superfood”, such as assuming that chillies could be the spice of a long life. It is better to follow standard recommendations and eat a balanced diet high in a variety of fruit and vegetables, limit salt, sugar and saturated fat – stay active, avoid smoking and moderate your consumption of alcohol.
Recently, a person from washington ate world’s hottest chilli pepper
The person symptoms after eating a ‘Carolina Reaper,’ the world’s hottest chilli pepper, started immediately and his pain was so hard that he immediately being taken to hospital care, and was tested for various neurological conditions.
In this case, the patient’s symptoms were better, and he was discharged from the hospital after a few days.
“The patient was followed up after five weeks, and a repeat CT angiography showed resolution of the narrowing of the blood vessels,” Gunasekaran said. “Usually, RCVS resolves on its own after days to weeks.”