Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > 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: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical SEE: How a simple weed can help lower your high blood pressure Medical 5 facts and myths you should know about dagga Lifestyle Why more Americans are kicking the smoking habit Lifestyle 7 simple tips to nix eye strain that don’t involve getting specs Medical 7 tips from a dietitian on how to prevent a stroke Medical Sleep apnoea might raise odds for painful gout From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Looking younger » Can maple leaves help you look younger? New research has found that maple leaf extract can help you look years younger. Killer foods » Wild mushrooms a 'silent killer' Health practitioners are warning people to stay away from wild mushrooms.