A new study conducted by the American Heart Association (AHA) has found that adding chilli peppers to a diet can contribute to a longer life. The American Heart Association presented their first research report on Monday at a virtual conference, “Scientific Sessions 2020”, during which it shared the findings that the consumption of chilli could help people live longer, according to Fox News.
Red chillies are the most common ingredient used in cooking; they tend to have several regulating properties that give a proof of their idealness among various spices. There are lot a of incredible health benefits despite of the hot flavour, aroma and taste that we get from chillies in our dishes.
People could have longer life spans if they consume chilli pepper regularly as the fruit contains anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-cancer and blood-glucose regulating properties. These factors play a role in reducing a person’s risk of dying from cardiovascular disease or cancer, according to the AHA.
The study included more than 570,000 health records of the people from the US, Italy, China and Iran. According to a report by Fox News, the candidates who ate chilli peppers everyday basis had “a 26 per cent relative reduction in cardiovascular mortality; a 23 per cent relative reduction in cancer mortality; and a 25 per cent relative reduction in all-cause mortality.”
Earlier the researchers determined the fact that people who eat chilli pepper regularly have lower risks of dying from the cardiovascular diseases or cancer, it could not be determined indubitably that it solely contributes to prolonging life.
The report’s senior author Dr Bo Xu to Fox News said, “We were surprised to find that in these previously published studies, regular consumption of chilli pepper was associated with an overall risk reduction of CVD (Cardiovascular Disease) and cancer mortality. It highlights that dietary factors may play an important role in overall health. More research, especially evidence from randomised controlled studies, is needed to confirm these preliminary findings.”