Thursday, June 26, 2014

Benefits of Eating Green Peppers

Crispy green bell peppers should be a regular part of your diet because these vegetables are low in calories and contain low fat. Did you know that one cup of green bell peppers contains 2.5 grams of fiber towards the daily recommendation of 21 to 25 grams for women and 30 to 38 grams for men. It's important to get enough fiber on a daily basis because it'll help your digestive system work more efficiently. Green peppers have a good amount of fiber which will keep you healthy and full. Eating enough fiber can help you from eating too much and help you stay full longer. Green peppers also contain vitamin C and E. You are less likely to develop infections and your teeth gums and blood vessels are healthier when you have enough vitamin C and E in your diet.

Green peppers should be stored in the refrigerator and its best if you use them within 3 to 5 days of harvest. When choosing a green pepper try and find smooth papers that have good color and shape. Don't buy them if they have soft spots or wrinkled skin. Also look for a deep glossy sheen and make sure that they're firm. When you get your green peppers home wash them well because they are often sprayed with pesticides.

Green peppers have potential anticancer benefits. The food is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients. You would most likely have to eat a lot of the peppers to obtain the specific things in the bell peppers that prevent cancer but the stuff is there. It's nice to know that green peppers have anti-cancer benefits.

Now that you've learned a little bit about green peppers go and cook!

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