Green and Red Peppers

bell peppers

 

Green peppers are high in vitamin C and bioflavonoids. They also contain carotenoids, folate, potassium vitamin A, and small amounts of thiamine (B6), calcium, protein, and phosphorous. They contain powerful antioxidants to protect against cancer and heart disease helping to prevent blood clots, heart attacks and strokes.

They also make your blood more alkaline, help prevent cataracts, and relieve constipation.

Red peppers are even more beneficial. 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.

All bell 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.

Grilled red and green peppers are a delicious side dish. You can find a great recipe in the recipes section 😉

 

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