Researchers found that consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13 percent reduction in total mortality – primarily in deaths due to heart disease or stroke—in a large prospective s – Read full story at Hacker News


Researchers found that consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13 percent reduction in total mortality...

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Researchers found that consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13 percent reduction in total mortality...

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  1. Lee M

    About 45 years ago, I lived in the northern New Mexico farming community of Chimayo, it is a traditional chili growing area outside of Espanola. When driving in to town I would see a few older men walking along the road. The men were called “Viejos” .The story was, these older men, members of the New Mexico colonial Spanish culture commonly ate chili every day. The viejo tradition is mentioned in stories about the regional culture. Northern New Mexico was a Spanish colony that was more or less isolated for about 100 years.

    I am 69 years old and starting a few years ago I have begun a practice of eating at least one fresh diced jalapeños chili every day. I remove most of the seeds and white inner pulp. Typically I mix one diced chili with some beans or other leftovers for my microwave lunch at work. My feeling is that the fresh chili even after moderate microwave cooking provides a lively and fresh feeling.

    I combine the fresh chili practice together with eating more vegetables, salad and dietary fiber.

    So I send a warm wave of thank you and best wishes to the scientists that did this research and the Viejos walking along the roadside of Chimayo, New Mexico.

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