According to a study conducted by the scientific journal Nutrients, eating more than 50 grams of chili a day would be risky for your cognitive health. Consumed regularly, pepper would even alter the memory.
Although eating more spicy, spicier would extend life expectancy, promote weight loss or prevent hypertension, spicy food has not only positive effects. According to an international study conducted by Nutrients, eating too much spicy would promote the decline of cognitive functions (memory, attention, IQ, language, etc.).
This research work, conducted from 1991 to 2006, was conducted by Australian, American and Qatari researchers, who followed more than 4,500 Chinese over 55 during this period. Ingesting more than 50 grams of fresh peppers or dried daily for three consecutive days, the guinea pigs saw their memory falter. An information loss estimated at 56% and observed over 15 years.
People eating very spicy tend to have a lower BMI and be more physically active than others. This would explain the fact that an important contribution of spices would accentuate at home, the loss of memory. Indeed, the main asset of chili, capsaicin may well boost metabolism and fat consumption in your body, but also curb vascular disorders, it will not prevent to avoid cognitive impairment.
To note, this study remains the first made in the long term with regard to the effects of pepper on the brain.