Bell peppers in all their bright and beautiful hues are staples in many kitchens. Many of us enjoy eating them raw or love to add them to all sorts of dishes that include soups, salads, stews, casseroles, and more. Bell peppers not only add taste and crunch to popular meals like fajitas and stir-fries but also a surprising number of health benefits. Low in calories, these peppers are uber-rich in vitamins and nutrients that appear to have the power to enhance your health in a myriad of ways. As you plan your upcoming grocery list and meal menu, be sure to include green peppers so you can enjoy all the benefits that these peppers afford.
Bell peppers are rich in vitamin C, which is essential to your immune system. According to nutritionists, bell peppers have double the amount of vitamin C that citrus fruits have. They also report that of all the hues, the red bell peppers contain the most vitamin C, so when topping your pizza, pita, or pasta sauce, reach for some red peppers. Also, bell peppers are rich in beta-carotene. Like vitamin C, beta-carotene can give your immune system a welcome boost.
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