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Beneficial for heart, digestion, and vision: Everyone should eat this vegetable

Beneficial for heart, digestion, and vision: Everyone should eat this vegetable Why pepper is good for health (photo: Freepik)
Author: Daryna Vialko

In August, landowners will harvest bell peppers. This vegetable is not only the basis for delicious dishes but also contains many vitamins, according to the Real simple website.

The colors of bell peppers

Each color of bell pepper determines its stage of maturity:

  • green is the starting point for all peppers. They are usually the cheapest in stores because they require the least time to ripen. They are less sweet with a slightly more bitter and grassy flavor
  • red is the sweetest and is considered the most tasty
  • yellow and orange are somewhere in between. They are slightly sweeter and often more expensive than green ones

Nutritional benefits of bell peppers

Benefits for the heart and digestion
Pepper enhances natural detoxification and provides fiber, iron, and folic acid to support intestinal and cardiovascular health.

This vegetable contains a large amount of vitamin C, which helps the body absorb non-heme iron. This type of iron is found in plant foods such as beans, lentils, leafy greens, and whole grains.

Bell peppers provide 14% of the daily value of folic acid, a vital nutrient during pregnancy. The daily requirement of folic acid is increased by another 50% for pregnant women, as it helps prevent birth defects and preserves the health of unborn children.

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Bell peppers (photo: Freepik)

Rich in potassium

Peppers, regardless of color, are a great source of potassium and vitamin A.

Potassium helps to keep your heart healthy by lowering blood pressure and fight bloating by reducing water retention.

Improves eyesight

A medium red bell pepper contains about 234 mcg of vitamin A. This nutrient helps maintain eye health by keeping your vision at an appropriate level. Vitamin A is also essential for a strong immune system and healthy skin.

High antioxidant content
Red peppers are particularly effective in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease due to their powerful antioxidant effects.

Red bell peppers are also rich in vitamin C and various carotenoids, which act as antioxidants and support eye and cardiovascular health.

Prevents wrinkles

Antioxidant vitamins and carotenoids in the diet are believed to support skin health and prevent aging effects such as fine lines, dryness, pallor, and loss of elasticity.

Earlier, we reported on four signs that indicate you eat too much salt.

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