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The Power of Peppers

By Brandi Goodman

Peppers are plentiful. There are so many variations and colors to choose from -- all of which provide essential nutrients to your diet. There's power in peppers that your body can benefit from greatly.

The Healing Power of Antioxidants

Red peppers are especially beneficial due to their healing power of antioxidants. This type contains more beta-carotene and Vitamin C than some of the other versions. If you're hoping to improve your immune system and prevent certain cancers and diseases from plaguing your body, then you need antioxidants. They help to eliminate toxins and keep your cells healthy.

The Power to Boost Metabolism

Bell peppers are not the only type. Hot peppers are a solid food choice as well that provide capsaicin. The heat provided in these peppers can raise your body temperature, which requires you to use more energy when consuming them. This will help boost your metabolism. It's a great power for weight management. 

The Power of Versatility

Peppers are an incredibly versatile food. You can use them in quite a few ways, always ensuring a healthy meal solution. Enjoy them raw as a snack or in salads. Fill them with beef and other veggies and bake them. Cut them up into soups and other dishes to add color. With so many colors as well, there's always a new way to spruce up your dish. Add green, yellow, orange, red, or even purple depending on how you want the dish to appear.

The Power of Fiber

Fiber aids in digestion. With the power of fiber provided by peppers, your body will be better able to clean out bad bacteria and buildup within the intestines. This can aid in the prevention of colon cancer and disease as well. 

The Power of Lutein

Green foods in particular tend to have higher amounts of lutein. Green peppers are a solid source of this eye-healthy vitamin. Lutein works to fight age-related macular degeneration and improve eyesight.

The Power to Battle Anemia

Countless people experience anemia. This condition makes it difficult for the body to circulate oxygen. Iron deficiency is a common cause. Peppers are ideal sources of iron. They also contain Vitamin C that helps the body absorb iron. By consuming peppers regularly, you can battle Anemia and ensure your blood oxygen levels remain sufficient. 

Enjoy peppers several times per week in meals or as snacks. They have so many powers that can truly help the mind and body. This vegetable-like fruit is an extremely nutritious and delicious food.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Coppell, Tex.

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