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7 Amazing Health Benefits of Bell Peppers

Blog Date: 2017-07-02
Author: aflorian


Buongiorno!

Bell peppers are a tasty and colorful addition to tons of dishes, in both raw and cooked form.  Often a staple in Italian recipes, bell peppers pack a powerful health punch too! Let's take a look at some of their lovely health benefits!

Bell peppers...
  1. are a great source of vitamin E! Vitamin E helps keep the hair skin and nails healthy and youthful.
  2. contain capsaicin, which reduces cholesterol, controls diabetes, and reduces inflammation.
  3. have antioxidant and antiinflammatory benefits as they contain many phytochemicals and carotenoids like beta-carotene.
  4. are full of vitamin C. Particularly found in red bell peppers, vitamin C helps the immune system and keeps hair, skin, and nails healthy and strong.
  5. are rich in vitamin B6, which supports the nervous system and the growth of new cells.
  6. are full of enzymes like lutein that protect eyes from cataracts.
  7. are exremely low in calories! One cup only contains abou 45 calories, so eat up!



sources: care2.com, whfoods.com

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