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Powerful Health Benefits of Bell Peppers

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Written by emilyc

Don’t let their good looks fool you – bell peppers aren’t messing around when it comes to making you healthy. It’s hard not to gravitate toward them when perusing Whole Foods thanks to their vibrant hues, and now you’re going to want to really stock up because I’m about to serve some health benefit realness.

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Staggering amounts of vitamin C – Bell peppers contain 3 times the vitamin C of an orange. That exceeds your daily vitamin C requirement! How easy is that?

Protection against infections – If you have a weak immune system, bite into a few bell peppers and you’ll be good to go. Your immune system will become extra adept at fighting off bacteria with the help of a few peppers.

A slew of other vitamins – vitamin C isn’t the only vitamin hiding in these veggies; you also get vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, and nutrients such as folate, magnesium, and phosphorus.

High in antioxidants – Bell peppers are antioxidant rich, meaning they can protect against free radicals that can damage cells and increase the risk for cancer.

Fights heart disease – A bell pepper (or two) a day keeps the heart disease away. Plus, the contain a good dose of fiber, which further protects from heart problems.

Super low-cal – Bell peppers are fabulous for weight regulation. Get this: there’s only 20 calories in a 3.5 ounce serving, no fat, and only 5 tiny grams of carbs, so overindulge.

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Emily is a New Yorker trapped in a Floridian's body and loves every minute of her big city life. With a major in international business and years of being surrounded by ill-fitting suits and all the wrong shoes, she learned that the importance of fashion needs to be communicated to the world. To her, fashion is on the same level as charity work and feeding hungry children. Emily can be found frolicking the streets of her gayborhood enjoying the off-color humor of the gays.

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