Don't be fooled by the sweetness of bell peppers–they pack a powerful nutrition punch in the fight against disease.
Superfood: Bell Peppers
Bright and beautiful red and green bell peppers have a sweet and tangy flavor and offer a bounty of health benefits. Bell peppers are excellent sources of vitamins C and
A–antioxidants that neutralize free radicals, thus helping to reduce the risk of heart disease, some cancers, and cataracts,
and to alleviate symptoms of arthritis and asthma. They also contain vitamin B6, folic acid, and fiber–all of which can help
reduce risk of heart attack and stroke.
If arthritis or asthma is slowing you down, then rev up with this colorful pizza. Olives have vitamin E and monounsaturated
fat which offer an anti-inflammatory effect, while bell peppers are loaded with antioxidants which may help alleviate the
symptoms of arthritis and asthma by decreasing the buildup of free radicals.
The compounds in the peppers that give them color are also the compounds that offer the health benefits, so the more colorful
the dish, the more nutrients you're likely to get. This saucy Asian-style dish features a colorful array of peppers as well
as green onions and sugar snap peas.
The star of this creamy rice dish is the red bell pepper, which contains lycopene to help reduce the risk of certain cancers
and heart disease, and lutein and zeaxanthin which can help protect against macular degeneration.