There is news for of chili peppers – they can help you live . Researchers in the US found that capsaicin, an in red chili peppers, may boost the metabolism, strengthen the and help with blood pressure and . People who ate chili had a 13% lower risk of dying . Researchers said hot red chili pepper was associated with reduced and, "may be a component of the diet".
The researchers asked 16,179 about their health, lifestyle, and diet. The researchers analysed the in the 18 years after. Of the 4,946 who died, 21.6% regularly ate chili compared with 33.6% who did . Britain's health said people should not rely on "superfood" like chili. It said: "Eat a diet high in a variety of fruit and vegetables, limit , sugar and fat, stay active [and] avoid smoking."