The Power of the Pepper

Packed With Vitamins

Bell peppers are packed with a variety of vitamins including vitamin A, most of the B vitamins and vitamins C, E and K. All of these nutrients support your body in a variety of functions from normal blood clotting to cellular respiration.

Full of Minerals

Bell peppers can boost your mineral levels by adding calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and potassium to your meal. These minerals keep your brain functioning properly, help regulate your heart and participate in a variety of other essential functions.

High in Antioxidants

As your body burns energy, it can generate harmful oxygen free radicals. The body has developed a variety of compounds to mop up these harmful compounds before they do too much damage, but it's thought that antioxidants can help add an extra layer of protection. Peppers help contribute to that natural barrier by being rich in free-radical-fighting compounds.

High in Vitamin C

As peppers mature, they change from green to yellow to red. As this happens, their levels of vitamin C increase. Eating red pepper maximizes your vitamin C dose, which can hit 100% or more of your recommended daily dose.

Low in Calories

Peppers make a great snack on the go and are a great addition to many meals. More mature red and yellow peppers tend to be sweeter, which makes them appealing as stand-alone snacks. One cup of chopped bell pepper is only 30 calories.

Good for Your Eyes

Peppers contain a compound called lutein, which has been found to play a valuable role in eye health. They also contain zeaxanthin, another chemical that helps maintain healthy eyes.

 

Source: The Dr.OZ Show

N.H.Khider