Health Benefits Of Red Bell Pepper For Skin and Hair

The health benefits and uses of bell peppers.

1. Bell peppers are delicious fruits which are sometimes confused to be a vegetable.

2. These fruits come from the capsicum annum, a flowering plant in the nightshade family.

3. There are many different varieties all of which have some great health benefits for the human body, these include… Red Green Orange Yellow And the more unusual Vanilla White Purple Brown

4. All varieties are extremely low in calories and are a rich source of Vitamin C, B6, A and E. Also containing folate and molybdenum.

5. Red bell peppers contain the most vitamin c, making these super for boosting your immune system during the winter months.

6. These peppers are used in many different recipes and work well in adding some variety and colour to your plate.

7. For the best health benefits, they should be eaten raw and uncooked. You can use a juicer to extract the juice to make a healthy drink.

8. To slice the peppers, you can perform the julienne cutting technique, by making long strips. Or they can be sliced sideways for attractive bell-shaped rings.

9. They contain a high amount of carotenes and phytochemicals. These anti-oxidants work to purify the entire body by reducing inflammation.

10. Studies have shown these to reduce bad cholesterol and help to control diabetes.

11. If you decide to cook these, they should be cooked on very low heat using a little olive oil. This will help to keep their delicious flavour without removing too many nutrients.

12. They also contain sulfur which has been shown to help protect people from certain types of cancer.

13. The nutrients within will work to renew the trillions of cells in your body and retain a healthy nervous system.

14. You can also eat pepper seeds, which are rich in the same nutrients that the fruit is. However, these have an unusual texture and do not work too well in cooking.

15. Peppers can easily be grown at home. Simply save the seeds from inside a pepper and plant about 5-10 in a pot. When the seedlings begin to grow, separate and add to large pots. When they begin to flower, gently flick them to allow them to self-pollinate and you will have your own harvest in no time.

16. Peppers also contain para-coumaric acid which can work to detoxify the body and cleanse the intestines and colon of unfriendly bacteria.

17. I recommend making stuffed peppers for a delicious treat. Simply slice the top of the pepper using a sharp knife, and carefully remove the “heart” including the seeds. Boil a little rice with your favourite flavours and stuff inside the pepper. Roast this on a low heat until the pepper is slightly wilted and enjoy.

18. Cayenne peppers are more powerful and can be used to treat colds and infections.