Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Walk your way to better brain health > Health-in-Motion 13 April 2017 Eating spicy food may help you live longer Eating spicy food may help you live longer. That’s the conclusion of US scientists who analysed the results of a survey conducted among over 16,000 Americans for a period of up to 23 years. They discovered that people who regularly eat hot red chilli peppers had a 13% lower mortality rate than their peers. One possible explanation may be that capsaicin, a chemical found in chili peppers, plays an important role in cellular and molecular mechanisms that prevent obesity and modulate coronary blood flow. 0 More: Daily Dose: Walk your way to better brain healthHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical ‘Being deaf has shaped who I am’ Lifestyle Male skin care goes hi-tech Medical SEE: Digestive health myths busted Mental health Animals used in therapy Medical Early treatment gets better results for rheumatoid arthritis Medical 3 causes of a burst eardrum From our sponsors K Naomi takes a stand and shows women how to fight back WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Live healthier Are you sure? » Aid your digestion What are digestive disorders? Are you really constipated? Many people think that if they do not have two or more bowel movements every single day of their lives they are constipated. This is patently not true, writes DietDoc. True of False? » SEE: How anaphylactic shock affects your body Stop believing these 10 allergy myths Do you still believe that hay fever is caused by hay? Or that food allergies are really common? No, and no again. We bust 10 myths about allergies.