Chili peppers are among the foods known to be aphrodisiacs, which means regular consumption of it is good for your sex life.
Furthermore, it’s not only good for sex but a study also found chili peppers contributes to longevity. And, not only that as another study found that chili peppers reduced risk of heart attack and stroke.
Does Eating Chilis Enough To Enjoy The Benefits?
Certainly, chili peppers have many health benefits. However, focusing on its consumption while not addressing other foods into your diet is not a bad idea.
For instance, you may be eating chili peppers daily but you’re eating it with highly processed foods. The benefits of chili can be easily be outweighed by the bad effects of the highly processed foods.
The fact the study was conducted in Italy, it is telling that participants in the study might be eating healthily. These people in the study might be eating chilis as part of a Mediterranean diet.
However, Marialaura Bonaccio, lead author of the study told CNN;
An interesting fact is that protection from mortality risk was independent of the type of diet people followed. In other words, someone can follow the healthy Mediterranean diet, someone else can eat less healthily, but for all of them chili pepper has a protective effect.
Well, it is good news! However, it would be more beneficial to eat chili peppers along with a healthy diet and lifestyle.
But, again, relying on a single food to solve health problems is far from reality. Instead, make chili peppers as part of a healthy diet to be able to enjoy its benefits fully.