Chili Peppers

 

1. Chili Peppers and Heart Disease - Diet     

Chili peppers have many health benefits, recently a new study found that eating chili peppers cuts the risk of death from a heart attack and stroke. Eating chili peppers could reduce the risk of dying, study says. Chili peppers have been used by many cultures, for many years, chili has been hailed because people believed in its therapeutic properties. Today new research has found that eating chili peppers regularly can cut the risk of death from heart disease and stroke.

 

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The study has been conducted in Italy, and the Mediterranean diet has been taken a place among participants. The study compared the risk of death among 23,000 people. The participants in the study have been followed for eight years. The study was a controlled study, there some of whom ate chili and some of whom didn’t. Also, the researchers were monitoring the participants’ health status and eating habits. By the end, the researchers found that the risk of dying from a heart attack was 40% lower among those eating chili peppers.

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According to CNN  experts praised the study while pointing out some limitations. Duane Mellor, a registered dietitian and senior teaching fellow at Aston Medical School in the UK said the paper is “interesting” but “does not show a causal link” between chili consumption and health benefits. So chilies could be a marker for health and further, we need more studies, to discover the mechanisms of the therapeutic properties of chilies.

Chili Peppers

 

Pepper, hot chili, raw (USDA)

Portion: 100g

Name Amount Unit
Water 87.88 g
Energy 40 kcal
Protein 1.94 g
Total lipid (fat) 0.32 g
Carbohydrate, by difference 9.14 g
Fiber, total dietary 1.5 g
Sugars, total including NLEA 5.2 g
Calcium, Ca 16 mg
Iron, Fe 1.12 mg
Magnesium, Mg 24 mg
Phosphorus, P 44 mg
Potassium, K 331 mg
Sodium, Na 8 mg
Zinc, Zn 0.28 mg
Copper, Cu 0.152 mg
Selenium, Se 0.5 µg
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 193.1 mg
Thiamin 0.081 mg
Riboflavin 0.088 mg
Niacin 1.097 mg
Vitamin B-6 0.392 mg
Folate, total 23 µg
Folic acid 0 µg
Folate, food 23 µg
Folate, DFE 23 µg
Choline, total 11 mg
Vitamin B-12 0 µg
Vitamin B-12, added 0 µg
Vitamin A, RAE 54 µg
Retinol 0 µg
Carotene, beta 602 µg
Carotene, alpha 30 µg
Cryptoxanthin, beta 45 µg
Lycopene 0 µg
Lutein + zeaxanthin 717 µg
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 0.69 mg
Vitamin E, added 0 mg
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 0 µg
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 14.2 µg
Fatty acids, total saturated 0.032 g
4:0 0 g
6:0 0 g
8:0 0 g
10:0 0 g
12:0 0 g
14:0 0.002 g
16:0 0.024 g
18:0 0.005 g
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 0.018 g
16:1 0 g
18:1 0.018 g
20:1 0 g
22:1 0 g
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 0.174 g
18:2 0.166 g
18:3 0.008 g
18:4 0 g
20:4 0 g
20:5 n-3 (EPA) 0 g
22:5 n-3 (DPA) 0 g
22:6 n-3 (DHA) 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Alcohol, ethyl 0 g
Caffeine 0 mg
Theobromine 0 mg