The effects of bell peppers
Peppers scientific name: Capsicum annum L. It is called sweet peppers intense because it is not spicy like chili; since been grown in Da Lat is also known as bell peppers. Sweet peppers in several colors: blue, red, yellow.
Green peppers bitter, brittle, suitable as stir-fries; sweet red peppers sour, raw food is suitable.
Among the fruits, red peppers contain vitamin C in the highest. Pepper 100g contains more than 120mg of vitamin C. Just sweet chilli 50g provides 75% of vitamin C may need for the day. If you eat 200g cooked sweet pepper, we have absorbed an amount of more than 200 mg vitamin C, the necessary amount of vitamin C daily for the body.
For vitamin A, sweet peppers can provide 15-50% of total daily use, depending on the peppers are eaten raw or cooked beta-carotene in the peppers can reach 3.5 mg/100g. Green peppers contain more beta-carotene than other peppers.
Vitamin C and vitamin A is beneficial vitamins to combat oxidation, against the attack of free radicals (prevent aging skin against premature aging of cells).
Vegetables rich in fiber, low in calories
Peppers are classified in one of the most fiber-rich vegetables. Therefore, you can use it as a food to increase fiber to the body without the risk of excess calories absorbed by the body.
However, because it contains more fiber so sweet peppers relatively difficult to eat with people who have sensitive digestive or intestinal disease. In this case, should not be eaten raw, peeled, cooked, eat a moderate amount.
Peppers and cardiovascular
Flavonoids of sweet pepper protect blood vessels; treat swelling veins, hemorrhoids.
Childbirth many women, who stood several hours of continuous labor often suffer from swelling in the legs, the best show is floating near the green in calf. At first only a small thread, then grew, and formed the Department; heavier will require surgery. In this case use peppers as everyday dishes would be very helpful.
Peppers and arthritis
Vitamin C is a very important nutrient against arthritis. According to research by the University of Manchester (UK), those with the lowest level of vitamin C have an increased risk of arthritis is three times higher than those with the highest vitamin C.
Half cup of chopped fresh chilli peppers (yellow, green, red) contains twice the amount of vitamin C daily vitamin C needs, will help to combat arthritis, rather than taking vitamin C supplements (likely painful stomach ulcers due to the acidic nature of the tablet).
Reduce the risk of breast cancer
Research International Journal of Cancer in 2009 showed that pre-menopausal women to eat two or more servings of more carotenoid-rich foods a day will reduce the risk of breast cancer by 17%. Just a few slices of red pepper in a salad will help our body to enhance carotenoid.
Protect the heart and prevent stroke
In a Japanese study followed more than 35,000 women age 40 to 79, the researchers found that dietary folate and B6 will help reduce the risk of death from stroke, heart disease for women.
Both chili and sweet peppers are rich in vitamin B. One cup (250 ml) chili grind provides 36% of the body's daily vitamin B6 and folate 10%; red peppers 7% 35% vitamin B6 and folate; yellow peppers 20% vitamin B6, 10% folate.
Peppers and skin
Peppers have the effect of smooth skin, anti-aging skin. Sweet red peppers have more vitamin C, anti-wrinkle effect; much beta-carotene helps prevent the attack of free radicals, prevent skin aging process.
Yellow and green chili peppers help protect collagen membrane and nourish the skin. In addition, according to Oriental medicine, sweet pepper with hot, hot, spread effects, conditions, criteria, abdominal pain due to cold, vomiting, diarrhea, and dysentery.