News

Eating Hot Red Chilli Peppers Prolongs Life

Mounting evidence points to the plant's life-preserving powers in protecting against obesity, cardiovascular disease, and more.

Research published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE this month corroborated previous studies that found consuming spicy red peppers plays a role in lowering mortality rates. The study, which was conducted at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, researched 16,179 individuals who completed an 81-question dietary survey between the years of 1988 and 1994. Researchers found that over the following 19 years, 34 percent of participants had died. However, those who reported a higher consumption of hot red chili peppers had a substantially lower death rate at only 22 percent. Scientists concluded that the “consumption of hot red chili peppers was associated with a 13 percent reduction in the instantaneous hazard of death,” and revealed a strong connection between chili pepper consumption and a reduced risk of heart attack, stroke, and death. Researchers identified that capsaicin—the component that gives chili peppers their heat—may also lead to protection against obesity, and decreased risk of cardiovascular, metabolic, and lung diseases. This study adds to a growing body of research around the benefits of consuming a variety of plants, and the role of a plant-based diet in preventing and treating disease.

More News

Vegan Feast to Benefit Earthquake Relief in Mexico

This Thanksgiving, Los Angeles vegan eatery Gracias Madre is raising money to help rebuild destroyed homes in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Read More »

100-Vendor Vegan Market Opens in Australia

The largest of its kind Down Under, Sydney Vegan Market features the best of plant-based food, cruelty-free beauty, and ethical fashion.
Read More »

Vegan Thanksgiving Radio Play Premieres

Sanctuary uses dark comedy and fast-paced wit to tackle conflicts that frequently take place at family dinners around the holidays.
Read More »

Portia de Rossi Pays Surprise Visit to Vegan Butcher Shop

The actress stopped by The Herbivorous Butcher in Minneapolis to rave about their delicious food.
Read More »

Milk Consumption Drops by 22 Percent Since 2000

The dairy industry is in decline, while plant-based milks are all the rage.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »