Colorful, crunchy and juicy, Capsicum or bell peppers comprises of highest level of anti-oxidants and also many vitamins & minerals that helps you maintain a healthy body devoid of any disease.
Here are 7 amazing health benefits of the superfood –
1. Good for Heart
Large quantity of potassium present in Capsicum help lowers the blood pressure and prevents blood clots. Also, consuming it regularly helps blood flow and circulation which reduce chances of heart attack.
2. Pain relief
Special compound found in capsicum called “Capsaicin” blocks the pain from skin to the spinal cord. It can be used in treating headache, knee pain and severe cold. When its juice is applied externally, it reduces severe pain.
3. Prevents Diabetes
Regular consumption of Capsicum has another beneficial role: it controls diabetes and helps to maintain a steady blood sugar level in our body.
4. Cancer prevention
Capsicum contains compounds known as capsaicins that prevent carcinogen from binding with DNA and provide some protection from cancer.
5. Burns calories
Eating capsicum speeds up the metabolism and helps burn more calories. It also reduces weight gained due to a high fat diet.
6. Good for Digestion
Regular consumption of Capsicum has a good effect on gastrointestinal problems like flatulence, stomach upset, diarrhea and even abdominal cramps. Also, it has a beneficial role in healing stomach ulcers.
7. Good for Healthy Hair
Red bell pepper is good for hair growth, and also stops hair fall. It is rich in Vitamin C which helps to strengthen hair follicles. Applying bell pepper juice effectively improves blood circulation of the scalp and helps hair to grow thick and black.
When juicing bell peppers or capsicums for any remedy use as above, squeeze in lemon juice to taste as the juice of lemon helps “blunt” the taste and make it flavorful.
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