Bell Pepper Benefits

Bell Pepper, also referred to as Sweet Pepper, are found in a wide array of colors and can vary in flavor.

The color and flavor of the Bell Pepper depends on the variety of the pepper plant and the stage of ripeness. As a bell pepper ages, its flavor becomes sweeter and milder.

The fruit is also frequently consumed in an unripe form, when the bell pepper is still green. Bell pepper is native to Mexico and some parts of South America.

Benefits of Bell Pepper

The health benefits of bell peppers are extensive. The Bell Peppers are nutrient rich and contains nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid, beta carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin. The various health benefits of Bell Peppers are often linked to metabolism, insulin levels, pain control, weight loss, natural cold remedies and endorphins.

Prevention of cataracts and heart problems

Vitamin C and beta carotene in bell peppers helps prevent cataracts and several other vision related diseases. As a result aging becomes one of the factors for the need of bell pepper consumption in most people. Peppers also contain capsaicin and flavonoids which prevent blood clots besides reducing cholesterol levels. Both in combined action greatly reduce the risks of strokes or heart attacks.

Cancer and heart diseases
While all varieties of bell peppers are nutrient rich and come with healthful properties, the red bell peppers pack the bigger healthy punch. The red bell peppers which are known to be more beneficial owing to higher nutrient concentration than other varieties are known to prevent most cancers and heart problems.

Antioxidant benefits

The bell pepper contains antioxidants which enable better blood circulation, promotes optimal health and reduces the risks of various cardiovascular diseases. Bell peppers are enriched with vitamin A and they promote lung health. This also helps build immunity against smoking and pollution. Moreover, vitamin C bell peppers help fight rheumatoid and arthritis by making the joints strong and flexible.


Less than 4 ounces of raw bell pepper can provide an adult body with significant amount of vitamin A, vitamin C, Vitamin K, thiamine and folic acid. [source]


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