To such conclusion experts from China in the analysis of the diet of 500 thousand people. The study involved people of different ages, including the elderly.
At the time of observation 20 thousand people from the group died. The researchers compared mortality with the diet of these people. It turned out that regular consumption of hot peppers and other spices reduces the risk of sudden death by 14%.
In hot spice contains capsaicin. Scientists believe that this alkaloid has significant anti-inflammatory effect. It helps resist infections and chronic diseases.