Bell Peppers (Capsicum annuum) aka: Sweet Peppers, Capsicum, Pimento, and Green Peppers, are bulky oval shaped fruits with a stem that gives them the shape of a bell from which they derive their name. Bell peppers have a thin outer skin, crisp flesh, and white inner pith which is studded with tiny seeds. One of the most vibrantly colored vegetables, bell peppers come in shades of red, yellow, orange, green, white, black and purple.
Health Benefits of Bell Peppers:
Increased Protection from Bacterial and Viral Infections
Increased Immune Function
Reduced Cancer Risk
Protection Against Heart Disease
Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
Prevention of Alopecia (Spot Baldness)
The capsaicin in peppers is known to help increase blood flow, aid in alcohol metabolism, and is an expectorant that alleviates bronchitis and emphysema. *Some of these health benefits are due to the nutrients highly
concentrated in Bell Peppers, and may not necessarily be related to Bell Peppers.
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