9 Health Benefits of Bell Peppers - GrowingRealFood

I recently planted some bell peppers in my garden and I could not be more excited for them to start coming in.

Bell peppers are a great veggie to add to any dish to give it a bit more color and flavor. Plus they are packed full of some awesome health benefits. Take a look:

But the appeal of bell peppers goes way beyond their stunning good looks. Here’s a short list of the good things they can do for your health:

  • Bell peppers are low in calories! So, even if you eat one full cup of them, you get just about 45 calories. Bonus: that one cup will give you more than your daily quota of Vitamin A and C!
  • They contain plenty of vitamin C, which powers up your immune system and keeps skin youthful.  The highest amount of Vitamin C in a bell pepper is concentrated in the red variety.
  • Red bell peppers contain several phytochemicals and carotenoids,  particularly beta-carotene, which lavish you with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.

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