HOT HOT Peppers

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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. The capsaicin in bell peppers has multiple health benefits.
Peppers add a flavourful kick to your meal, plus they’re loaded with vitamins and disease-fighting properties

Burn off fat

Both hot and sweet peppers may enhance weight-loss efforts. Research has shown that capsaicin—the substance that gives hot red peppers (or chilies) their kick, and boosts our metabolism—keeps immature fat cells from developing into full-fledged ones.

Control cholesterol

Another benefit of capsaicin: A study in the British Journal of Nutrition showed that adding hot chilis to daily meals may protect against the buildup ofcholesterol in the blood

Keep arthritis at bay

Half a cup (125 mL) of chopped red or yellow sweet peppers  has almost double your daily needs of vitamin C (green ones also contain lots). That’s a crucial nutrient: Researchers at the University  in England found that study participants who were in the lowest category of vitamin C intake had more than a three-fold increased risk of inflammatory arthritis compared to those with the highest intake.

Q&A

Can you eat the seeds? Yes there is nothing wrong or harmful in eating the seeds if some who don’t like that feeling just scrape them out

Can you eat them Raw? Of course you can eat them raw add them to a veggie tray which makes it colorful and healthy with a dip.  Or cook them up in a stir fry.

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