Bell pepper is a unique vegetable. It can be used in independent dishes and is also an ideal supplement. When used correctly, it boosts immunity and has a positive effect on the nervous and digestive systems.
Fresh bell peppers are more than 90% water, but the rest of them are carbohydrates, which account for most of their calories, and a small amount of protein and fat.
The benefits of bell peppers
Sweet pepper contains a wide range of vitamins (B vitamins, folic acid, vitamins C, E, K, H, and P), micro-, and macroelements. Pepper is rich in potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, sulfur, phosphorus, iron, chlorine, manganese, copper, molybdenum, zinc, fluorine, and iodine.
Bell pepper is a low-calorie product, with an average of about 25 kcal per 100 grams.
Useful properties of bell pepper
Vitamins A and C contained in bell peppers can boost immunity, have a beneficial effect on the growth of hair and nails, improve skin condition, and mucous membranes and enhance vision.
B vitamins, which are widely represented in pepper, are useful for insomnia, and memory impairment, help fight stress, and depression, relieve edema, are useful for diabetes, and relieve general fatigue.
Vitamins P and C will strengthen the walls of blood vessels and reduce their permeability, due to the high content of micro- and macroelements, bell pepper is recommended for osteoporosis, disorders of the sebaceous and sweat glands, anemia, vitamin deficiency, and early baldness.
Fresh bell pepper also:
- helps to boost immunity;
- serves as a prevention of cancer;
- improves blood composition;
- normalizes appetite and the digestive system;
- maintains visual acuity;
- normalizes blood pressure;
- helps nervous system functioning, relieves depression;
- improves memory.
Who shouldn’t eat bell peppers?
Although the benefits of bell peppers are undeniable, they can be harmful to some people. This plant contains a lot of essential oils and coarse fiber, which can cause exacerbation of certain diseases:
- Diseases of the cardiovascular system
- Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
- Disorders of the nervous system
- Problems with the genitourinary system
How much pepper can you eat per day?
To get the daily requirement of vitamin C, it is enough to eat only 40 grams of pepper per day. Doctors generally do not forbid eating this juicy vegetable – you can eat 2.3 or 4 peppers a day.