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.
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.
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.
Pepper, hot chili, raw (USDA)
|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|
|Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid||193.1||mg|
|Vitamin B-12, added||0||µg|
|Vitamin A, RAE||54||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|
|Fatty acids, total monounsaturated||0.018||g|
|Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated||0.174||g|
|20:5 n-3 (EPA)||0||g|
|22:5 n-3 (DPA)||0||g|
|22:6 n-3 (DHA)||0||g|