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How Spicy Food Changes Your Brain And Overall Health, According To Science

Discussion in 'Traditions & Beliefs' started by G R I M L O C K, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. Do you love to eat spicy stuff? What if you could feel great whenever you indulged in a curry or other hot dish, knowing that it was actually giving you a health boost? Well, guess what? Research has shown that spicy foods can change our brains and boost our overall health with a high concentration of flavour.

    Spicy Food Strengthens Connections Between Brain Cells
    Red peppers contain a compound known as apigenin, which has been shown to Please or Register to view links. Other research has shown that apigenin, a flavonoid, may also be a a powerful agent in preserving key brain functions such as memory and learning. This, in turn, may provide protection against disorders such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, and some mental disorders such as schizophrenia.

    Spicy Food Actually Makes You Live Longer
    Please or Register to view links of half a million Chinese people, conducted by researchers at Harvard, suggests that spicy food may help you live longer. Specifically, people who eat chilli peppers a few times a week lower their risk of death by 14% in any given period compared with those who stick to blander foods. Why? It’s thought that capsaicin, a compound found in peppers, has a beneficial effect on metabolism and directly reduces your risk of developing a range of ailments, including cancer.
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