Bell Peppers are incredibly good for you. Did you know that the Bell Pepper has all these wonderful healing qualities for your body?
Great Nutritional Punch!
Bell peppers contain very high amounts of vitamin C and Vitamin A. One cup of raw, red bell peppers supplies roughly 290 percent of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C and 105 percent of the RDA for vitamin A. Bell peppers also contain significant amounts of vitamin B 6 and dietary fiber.
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Low in Calories & Great On The Waist Line
Bell peppers are a great, low calorie snack. One red bell pepper contains only 30 to 40 calories and has a satisfying crunchy bite. The fiber that bell peppers contain will help you to feel full with very few calories. Keep slices of bell peppers in the refrigerator, so you’ll always have something healthy to reach for when you’re having a snack attack.
High in Antioxidants- Cleanse The Body
Bell peppers are a great source of antioxidants. Antioxidants are free radical scavengers that help to keep the body in tip-top shape. Not only are bell peppers high in the antioxidant vitamins C and A, they are also a good source of lycopene. Consuming foods with lycopene has been shown to lower the risk of prostate, bladder, cervical and pancreatic cancers.
Red bell peppers contain lutein, a phytonutrient that has been proven to have a protective benefit against macular degeneration.
Bell Pepper Salad
3 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Truvia
1 clove garlic, minced
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 yellow bell pepper, diced
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Combine lemon juice, garlic and extra virgin olive oil in a bowl and whisk to blend thoroughly.
2. Place peppers in a separate bowl and pour dressing over peppers and toss to coat.
3. Add salt and pepper to taste.
4. Cover and chill for an hour or more to allow flavors to blend.