Red Bell Peppers & Your Immune System

Bell peppers come in various colors, such as green, red, yellow, and orange. They are low in calories and exceptionally rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants, making them an excellent addition to a healthy diet.

Did you know, red bell peppers contain way more vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that not only helps get rid of a cold or flu, but is essential to preventing it in the first place. Vitamin C increases the production of antibodies and white blood cells, which help fight against infection and enhances our immune system.

Well some more reasons to increase your red pepper consumption:

1. Red peppers contains vitamin C which helps the proper absorption of iron. If you are iron deficient, try combining red peppers with your iron source for maximum absorption.

2. Red bell peppers are rich in vitamin B6 and folate hence help prevent anemia.

3. Red bell peppers are rich in Vitamin A which is required healthy night vision and healthy eyes.

4. Red bell peppers are high in antioxidants. The combined effects of vitamin A and C create a great antioxidant capacity, and with lycopene in the mix, the red bell pepper becomes a top-notch super-food.

Red peppers are incredibly versatile in the kitchen, and you can include them in virtually any food where you’d include veggies. Stuff whole red peppers with seasoned rice, beans and cooked lean chicken breast, etc.