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Health benefits of green peppers

A green pepper can be regarded as a fruit or a vegetable, green peppers are red and yellow peppers that are unripe.

Of all the three peppers, green peppers are the most bought and many people prefer them to the red and yellow ones, because they are not sweet and they have a crunch.

They are nutritious and can be easy to add into our daily meals.

Here are some of the health benefits they have:

1. Rich in Nutrients

Green bell peppers provide vitamins and minerals, adding that they are a great source of fibre.

They also contains smaller amounts of other vitamins and minerals including thaimine (B1), magnesium, copper, and vitamin E.

2. Good for gut health

Peppers are a good source of fibre, which is essential for gut health.

Increasing fibre intake can protect against digestive system conditions like colon cancer and inflammatory bowel disease.

Fibre can also keep the digestive system functioning optimally by preventing constipation.

3. Contains health-benefiting plant compounds

Bell peppers contains a variety of plant compounds that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties

4. Promotes Heart and Eye health

Green peppers are rich in lutein, a carotenoid nutrient that's essential for eye health. Lutein protects against light-exposure-induced damage to photoreceptor cells in the eyes.

5. Helps maintain a healthy body weight

Green peppers are low in calories, high in fibre and they are packed with many other nutrients that the body needs to function optimally.

Eating green peppers can help maintain a healthy body weight or even lose weight.

6. Versatile and tasty

Green peppers are very tasty and can be enjoyed both cooked and raw.

There are also many ways to enjoy them or add them into all day meals.

They are good to add into one's diet or a number of homemade salads.


Source: www.healthline.com/nutrition/green -pepper-benefits

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