Bell peppers, also known capsicum are basically peppers of less flavoured varieties which are available in different colors such as yellow, red, green, purple and orange. Capsicum contains high amounts of fibre and micro-nutrients that are extremely beneficial to your body’s function. It also contains loads of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that can protect our cells and boost our immune system. Other benefits of capsicum are:
Capsicum has very high content of vitamin C and are moderately high in iron. The combination of these two vitamins and minerals allow iron to absorb more effectively
Capsicum has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that have been shown to prevent certain types of cancers. Orange capsicum has been found to prevent cancer growth rate by 75%.
Capsicum has the highest vitamin C content among most of the fruit and vegetables. Foods high in vitamin C are beneficial for the immune system. The vitamin C in capsicum can protect the body against infection by producing white blood cells.
Capsicum helps in clearing out the accumulated mucus membranes in the nose and lungs and eliminate toxins through sweating.