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Red or green? Which peppers are more useful – the answer will surprise you

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Gaston de Persigny
Gaston de Persigny
Gaston de Persigny - Reporter at The European Times News

There is hardly any Bulgarian table where pepper is not present all year round. Red, yellow, green – these colorful vegetables give an unforgettable look and taste to any dish. Today we will pay special attention to the delicious red peppers and more specifically to their benefits on the human body. In fact, red and green peppers are the fruit of the same plant, but at a different stage of maturity. The red ones, which are left on the stalk almost until the end of summer, are much more aromatic and sweet.

This type of vegetable is particularly rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C and E, and the amount of vitamin C is several times greater than in parsley and citrus fruits. Red and orange peppers are richer in vitamin C and contain 30 times more carotene than green ones. The composition of red peppers also includes the alkaloid capsaicin – a substance that determines the specific taste of the pepper. The health benefits of red peppers

1. Red peppers contain more than 200 percent of your daily intake of vitamin C. In addition to being a powerful antioxidant, vitamin C helps with the proper absorption of iron. If you are iron deficient, try to combine red peppers with your iron source for maximum absorption.

2. Red peppers are a great source of vitamin B6 and folate. And these vitamins and minerals can help prevent anemia.

3. Red peppers help maintain healthy night vision. They are high in vitamin A, which helps maintain healthy vision, especially night vision. So when it comes to peppers, go for the red ones! Foods These foods are miraculous, they cleanse the liver of alcohol in days 4. Red bell peppers are full of antioxidants. The combined effects of vitamin A and C create great antioxidant capacity, and with lycopene in the mix, red pepper becomes a premium superfood. Lycopene is what makes tomatoes and peppers red. Red peppers are one of the vegetables with the highest lycopene content, which has been shown to help prevent many types of cancer, including prostate cancer and lung cancer.

5. You burn more calories with red peppers. Recent research shows that sweet red peppers can activate thermogenesis and increase metabolic rate. Red peppers do not contain capsaicin, which makes peppers hot and makes us sweat, but they do have a mild thermogenic effect that increases our metabolism without raising our heart rate and blood pressure like chili peppers do. The juice of red peppers is very rich in silicon – a substance that is very important for hair and nails, it helps the normal functioning of the sebaceous glands. Red pepper juice mixed with carrot juice gives excellent results in clearing pimples and acne from the skin. The mixture of the two juices is also recommended for gas in the intestines, stomach cramps. The recommended daily dose is 50 ml. Despite the many useful properties that we have listed, you should use red peppers with special care in cases of stomach, intestine, liver and kidney diseases, since red pepper contains a lot of essential oils and raw fibers.

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