There have been many studies on Spicy Food. The latest one suggests that having a spicy diet may lead to dementia.
The research, which was conducted on nearly 5000 Chinese adults found that people who ate more spicy food showed a faster decline in their cognitive abilities. The problem further escalated in people who had less weight.
“Chili consumption was found to be beneficial for body weight and blood pressure in our previous studies. However, in this study, we found adverse effects on cognition among older adults. Chilli consumption has been linked previously to weight and blood pressure control. Capsaicin is the active ingredient which helps in energy expenditure and fat oxidation.” The authors noted.
While there are conflicting studies regarding the consumption of spicy food, it is always recommended to consume moderately.
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