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Hot and Healthy Chile Peppers

Kelli Bergthold Chiles and Health Leave a Comment

By Sharon Palmer, RD Looking for a hot way to stay healthy? Just munch on chile peppers, nature’s favorite spicy health food. Chiles dish up more than merely a zesty explosion for the palate; they are packed with nutrients that have scientists buzzing. Both health experts and chefs have known for years that chile peppers – chopped, pureed, ground, canned, …

The Bogus Chile Pepper Cancer Scare

Dave DeWitt Chiles and Health Leave a Comment

By Mark Preston and Paul W. Bosland Editor’s Note: (First published in October, 1994) Let’s put this absurdity to rest right now. Despite all the mass media hype and paranoia, there is not one bit of credible evidence linking chile peppers with causing any type of cancer.  Period. Remember the (disproved) cranberry cancer scandal, the alar in apples fraud, and …

Do Men Prefer Fiery-Foods More Than Women Do?

Fiery Foods Manager Chiles and Health Leave a Comment

By Dave DeWitt  I have uncovered a study that seems to support what many people believe: That “men tend to have a stronger preference than women for spicy, hot foods.” This conclusion, along with “men are more likely than women to seek unusual and new foods,” results from a study done in 1988 by Drs. Thomas R. Alley and W. …

The Chile Way to Burn Fat and Boost Metabolism

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by Dave DeWitt, Melissa T. Stock, and Kellye Hunter The following excerpt is from the book The Healing Powers of Peppers, released in May 1998 by Three Rivers Press, New York, NY (available from online used book stores). Illustration by Harald Zoschke Exercise, diet, and deprivation–the dreaded regimen of many a New Year’s resolution. But keep in mind, as you …

Chile Addict

The Question of Chile Addiction

Fiery Foods Manager Chiles and Health Leave a Comment

by Kellye Hunter and Dave DeWitt The power of chiles is enough to inspire mythology and folk tales, so it is not surprising that some people believe in its ability to control our minds–or at least our bodies. While it is true that many chile lovers exhibit distinctly druggie habits–we’ve seen people who always travel with a stash of hot …