Red peppers are great vegetables to add to your nutrition. Not only do they taste really good and are versatile for all sorts of recipes, they also have plenty of benefits for your health, including preventing degenerative diseases or taking care of your egg’s health. This is why it is also a great food for fertility and during pregnancy.
Great in case of iron deficiency
Because of it’s high amount of vitamin C (209mg), red peppers improve help combat iron deficiency, which is great for those suffering from anemia, especially in women trying to get pregnant or who are pregnant.
Prevent some types of cancer
They are rich in lycopene, which protects cells from oxidative stress and helps prevent prostate or colon cancer.
Reduce anxiety and insomnia
They have vitamin B6 and magnesium. This combination reduces anxiety and insomnia.
Prevent bad cholesterol
Prevent bad cholesterol due to the amount of betacarotene, capsanthin, quercitin and luteolin.
Improves the brain
Luteolin also reduces inflammation of the brain caused by age and memory deficits. More than that, they improve memory and brain power, thanks to its antioxidants.
Strengthen colon health
They strengthen your colon health with their fiber. Studies even show that in combination with its vitamins A, B9 and C, it helps reduce the chances of colon cancer.
Improve cardiovascular health
Red peppers improve your cardiovascular health, all because of the high amounts of vitamin C, flavonoids and phytochemicals.
Red peppers are a great source of relieve for premenstrual cramps and pain.
Rich in folic acid
They are rich in folic acid, which means they are good for your pregnancy and when you want to get pregnant.
Natural weight loss
Because it is low in calories and high in water and fiber, red peppers are an ideal food for weight loss and increment feeling of fullness. Its vitamin B6 also avoids retention of liquids in your body. Even better, they activate thermogenesis in your body, helping you to burn calories.
Red peppers are a powerful rejuvenating treatment and they improve the appearance of your skin.
As you can see, red peppers should be included in your weekly and even daily meal plan. But beware, because of its high contents in vitamin C, it can cause diarrhea if you eat too much of it or combine it with other foods with a lot of vitamin C.
You can try this recipe for a nourishing red pepper salad today and start eating like the Goddess you are!