Crunchy, nutritious and tangy – these are the words which best describe bell peppers. They come in a rainbow of different colors like red, yellow, white, blue, green, purple, orange, brown and black.
Bell peppers are also a nutritious bunch. They are an excellent source of vitamins A, B, C, E and K. They are also rich in dietary fibers, manganese, folate, calcium protetin and potassium. All this vitamin content serves as a potent antioxidant for the body to strengthen its immune system.
Red bell peppers are especially helpful in the fight against blindness for the elderly and cataract due to its high content of vitamin C and beta carotene. Bell peppers in general help reduce the risks of cardiovascular disease, the risk of certain cancers, lung problems and rheumatoid arthritis.
To maximize the health benefits of bell peppers, serve them in combination with other fruits and vegetables and use them as ingredients in salads, appetizers and even your main dish. This way, you will get the best of both worlds in terms of taste and nutrition.