People Who Eat Chili Peppers May Live Longer, Study Suggests

While the associations are promising, according to Xu, the researchers aren't sure why chili peppers are linked to lower death rates. Also, they're not sure how many chili peppers, how often, and what type people will need to eat for these benefits.

"Hence, it is impossible to conclusively say that consuming more chili pepper can extend life and reduce deaths, particularly from cardiovascular factors or cancer," he adds. Further research is needed to validate the results and explain the relationship.

Since chilli pepper is relatively harmless (depending on your seasoning threshold), adding it to soups, pasta, salads, and of course, chilli can be an easy way to reap some of the fruit's potential longevity benefits.

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