Some Like It Hot, And They Are Going To Live Longer Because Of It

A compelling case for getting a take-away tonight (do it)

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According to a new study, the consumption of chilis has been proven to make your life longer.

The 16,179 participants, all at least 18 years of age, had their chili consuption rate logged from 1988 to 1994.

Since then there were 4,946 deaths and the difference in mortality rate of the chili consuming group and the non chili consuming group was discovered.

The study found that the total mortality for participants who consumed hot red chili peppers regularly was 21.6 per cent compared to 33.6 per cent for those who did not.

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That means you are 12 per cent more likely to die earlier if you don't eat chilis on the reg.

And no, that does not included dried chili flakes people.

Mollie Sims deftly demonstrating the green chili pepper, in case you weren't sure

So what makes these fruits (yep - seeds on the inside means it's a fruit) so hot right now?

Well, Capsaicin is the ingredient that makes chilis so good for you.

It is rumoured to reduce your appetite and do a whole load of things that helps you lose weight and keep your heart more healthy.

And, according to Arthritis Research UK, it is also great if you have arthiritis or other joint problems.

So, if you were considering ordering a curry tonight, science is behind you.

And as you shove Vindaloo down your burning throat with tears streaming down your face, just think 'I'm going to live forever.'

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