OLD HOTNESS IT THE NEW HOTNESS, AS EATING CHILI PEPPERS MAY MAKE YOU LIVE LONGER
So I love me some chili peppers. Why? Because no matter what’s happening in your world, eating them changes… well, your world. But I do caution to eat them in moderation, even if you’re gung ho with the spicy stuff. And while they’re not on the scoville scale of, say, a ghost pepper, they’re still more than spicy enough for most people. My introduction to spicy was when I was seven and an older family member handed me a spicy pepper and said try this, it’s sweet. I’ve had better introductions, shall we say. But now, we’ve got the hot news that eating chili peppers are not only good for you, they can make you live longer.
EATING CHILI PEPPERS REGULARLY CAN IMPROVE YOUR LIFE CHANCES UP TO 25%
I know, right? That’s coming out of spicy left field. But researchers dug into the numbers across the world and what they found definitely mean something. They looked at the health records of roughly 570,000 people. Most of them from the US, China, Italy and Iran. And yes, it is nice to hear a positive story with the US and Iran in it. Spicy nice. But anyway, these records showed that people in all 4 countries who ate chili peppers had lower mortality rates. Like, serious correlation. We’re talking about 25% lower, in very specific health sectors. Like heart attacks, cancer and, well, everything else.
TRY SOME NEW OLD HOTNESS, PRETTY SOON CHILI PEPPERS WILL TASTE MELLOW AS YOU LIVE LONGER
Yes, everything else. So how do they know? Well, because all the other people who only rarely or even never ate chili peppers died at 25% higher rates across the field. So if you’ve been totally shy about eating spicy foods, maybe think that over again. But no, I don’t recommend going crazy, especially if your palate (and gut!!!) aren’t used to it. The short term effect won’t be any kind of euphoria, not really. And we won’t even talk about the next morning, no sir. But these numbers are worth paying attention to. The researchers caution, though, that they have no idea why this is. So while it’s not scientifically proven, 25% is not a hot chili pepper number anyone should ignore.