Hot pepper adds magical flavor and heat to your dishes. Eating them also linked to health benefits. According to a research, hot pepper reduce might also help to reduce pain. A new research suggests that having spicy food helps you to live longer. Scientists from the University of Vermont held this study. They found that consuming the hot red chili pepper is linked to mortality. It reduces almost 13 percent in total mortality.
Spices like hot pepper are believed as beneficial for the treatment of various diseases from centuries. But, only one study from China has suggested that chili pepper consumption associated with mortality.
Scientists used data from the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES). Almost 16,000 Americans were followed for up to 23 years. According to hot red chili pepper consumption, scientists examined the baseline characteristics of the participants.
They found that consumers of hot red chili peppers tended to be younger. Such consumers tended to be white, Mexican-American, married. They smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol and consume more vegetables and meats. They had lower HDL-cholesterol, lower income, and less education.
Scientists said, “Although the mechanism by which peppers could delay mortality is far from certain, Transient Receptor Potential (TRP) channels, which are primary receptors for pungent agents such as capsaicin (the principal component in chili peppers), may in part be responsible for the observed relationship.”
The capsaicin in the hot pepper plays a role in cellular and molecular mechanisms. It prevents obesity and modulates coronary blood flow.
Medical student Mustafa Chopan, “Because our study adds to the generalizability of previous findings, chili pepper or even spicy food consumption may become a dietary recommendation and/or fuel further research in the form of clinical trials.“