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It has been found that chile protects against the side effects of aspirin and chile eaters develop fewer peptic ulcers than those who eat plain foods. Also, rates of stomach cancer are unusually low in countries where chile peppers are part of a regular diet, as capsaicin appears to neutralize some carcinogens.
Before you freak out, don’t worry, you don’t need to shake hot sauce on your bulge. Capsaicin, the main compound found in chili peppers (the main ingredient in hot sauce) has been found to help prevent prostate cancer.
Spices Prevent Platelet Aggregation By: Jean Marc Buffard on June 23, 2010 Spices do a whole lot more than liven up food. New research has found that the active ingredients in several common spices prevent platelet aggregation and blood clot formation up to 29 times better than aspirin and without the side effects. Scientists in India have done extensive testing to determine the health benefits of spices traditionally used in Indian cuisine. In the latest research to come from the Central Food Technological Research Institute, they evaluated the effect of the principle spice active compounds eugenol, capsaicin, piperine, quercetin, curcumin,...