25 Incredible Foods For Heart Health

By Eloïse Reyns / Nutrition / December 4th, 2020

20. Chilli Peppers

Chilli Peppers

If you’re a lover of spicy food, it could mean good things for your heart, as chili isn’t just useful for adding kick to your meal.

Chilli peppers contain potassium, which aids in relaxing your blood vessels to promote blood flow around the heart. They also contain two handy compounds called riboflavin and niacin, which work together to help keep your cholesterol at a healthy level. Together, they work as a team to decrease your risk of suffering from a heart attack or stroke.

The consumption of spicy food has been linked to enjoying an overall healthier and longer life. Over the course of a study that was conducted over 7 years, it was found that those who ate spicy foods more than twice per week were less likely to suffer from heart disease and cancer. The credit for this goes to the chilli peppers’ ability to reduce inflammation, as chronic inflammation leads to disease.

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