Peppers for Health

by | Dec 13, 2020 | Fresh Produce, Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Vegetables | 0 comments

People who eat chili peppers on a regular basis appear to lower their risk of dying from heart disease, a new study finds. We have Cayenne capsules in the store.

Researchers analyzed the diets and health records of more than 22,000 people living in southern Italy and followed them for a median of just over eight years. People who ate chili peppers more than four times a week were about one-third less likely to die of heart disease than those who rarely or never ate the spicy-hot peppers. This protective benefit was evident regardless of whether people followed a Mediterranean-style diet (which is often recommended for heart health) or a less healthful diet.

 

Chili peppers get their heat from a compound called capsaicin, which may help dampen inflammation and other harmful processes involved in the buildup of fatty plaque in arteries, according to the authors. Their study appeared Dec. 24, 2019, in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. https://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/chili-peppers-the-spice-of-a-longer-life

Moonflower Farm, Rochester

Moonflower Farm, Rochester

We have a new veggie farm out of Rochester called Moonflower Farm. Check out their eggplant, peppers and cucumbers. We have so many local farms delivering fresh vegetables that we hardly order from our regular supplier.

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