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How red peppers make you live longer

It enhances a tomato sauce that is a little too bland, will make an innocuous accompaniment an explosion of flavors and will prove to be invaluable for simmering the best tacos.

Red chili pepper, besides being an easy and practical taste asset, will not only make you happy but also a healthy person. This is what emerges from an Italian study, the results of which extol the virtues of the small tangy flavor.

Thus, frequent consumption of red peppers would help prolong life and reduce the risk of premature death by 23% according to researchers at the Mediterranean Neurological Institute, as reported by CNN Health.

Scientists have followed the health of 23,000 people for eight years. And the conclusion is clear: Those who ate red peppers regularly, four times a week or more, were 40% less likely to die of a heart attack. The risk of death from stroke was also reduced.

Scientists plan to continue their research to determine the biochemical mechanisms behind the action of chili peppers and related crops containing capsaicin, a hot-tasting alkaloid. This substance contributes to the death of malignant cells by acting on the mitochondria of the cells.

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