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Want to Live Longer? Add Chili Peppers to Your Diet

The study analyzed more than 485K people

(Newser) - People who like a little heat in their meals just might be doing their longevity a favor. So report researchers this week in the British Medical Journal after studying the health, diets, and alcohol consumption of more than 485,000 people in China. Controlling for many variables, including family medical... More »

'Alpha Males' Pour This on Their Food

Men with higher testosterone like adding spicy sauce, study says

(Newser) - Wonder if a guy has high testosterone? Just put a spice bottle next to him and see how much he pours on his dinner, according to a new study . Scientists at the University of Grenoble say that among 114 men aged 18 to 44, those who added the most spicy... More »

Chilis May Lower Blood Pressure

Spicy food could counter hypertension: Study

(Newser) - Good news for spicy food lovers: Eating chili peppers may lower blood pressure over the long term. A new study, carried out on rats, is the first to establish a link between long-term ingestion of capsaicin, the ingredient that makes chilis spicy, and lowered blood pressure in animals predisposed to... More »

Calif. Man in Hot Water for Burglary

Intruder arrested after waking victims with sausage, seasonings

(Newser) - Police grilled a Fresno, Calif., man who was foiled after he decided to spice things up a bit during a home break-in, the Fresno Bee reports. His sleeping victims said they awoke to find him hitting one with a sausage and rubbing seasonings on the other. The alleged perpetrator, 22,... More »

The Perils of Opening an Indian Restaurant—in India

Pan-Indian cuisine struggles to curry favor with regional tastes

(Newser) - Modern Indian restaurants bent on messing with millennia-old recipes must "coax Indians into accepting the changes they make with beloved dishes," or continue to face the wrath of the "Authenticity Police," writes Shoba Narayan in Gourmet after an evening spent analyzing the paneer at Bangalore's upscale... More »

Lots Like It Hot: Taste-Starved Boomers Fuel Spicy Sales

Generation burns for spice as senses fade

(Newser) - Baby boomers and their aging senses are fueling a major sales surge in spicy foods and sauces, turning up the heat on mainstream restaurant menus and supermarket salsa aisles. Market experts theorize that as the generation experiences a diminished sense of taste, consumers are using their enormous buying power to... More »

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