Superfood of the week – bell peppers

Bell Peppers

Bell Peppers (Photo credit: joe beasley)

 

Red bell peppers are very high in vitamin C and bioflavonoids. They are much higher in carotenoids than green or yellow peppers and contain vitamin B6 as well as capsaicin, a natural painkiller which is considered to be useful for arthritic pains.

 

Experts consider red peppers to be especially beneficial against cancer and heart disease. And a lot of people like the red peppers better. They have a sweeter, milder taste than the green peppers.

 

That’s not to say that green or yellow peppers aren’t a valuable addition to your healthy diet.¬†All peppers¬† contain Vitamin A, Lutein and Zeaxanthin, which helps protect again certain age-related eye problems. And, Bell peppers are also one of the few sources of flavones which help reduce the risk of breast cancer.

There have been a lot of great looking peppers at the store lately. Take advantage of it!

 

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