Peppers, in addition to having a delicious flavor, have multiple benefits for the body, so specialists recommend their regular consumption.
The properties of these peppers are multiple. Nutritionist Sthefania Esparza points out that they contain a large amount of vitamins (A, C, B9, B6, K, E), minerals (potassium, iron), are low in calories and have fiber.
“They have important compounds which are carotenoids such as capxanthin, violaxanthin, lutein, quercetin and luteolin. These compounds are antioxidants that help visual health and prevent cardiovascular diseases and cancer,” says the expert.
Although they can be consumed by everyone at any age, they should be avoided raw by people with colitis/irritable bowel syndrome or who have gastritis. Renal or allergic patients should also be cautious if they include them in their diet.
As for which peppers are more beneficial, the specialist points out that all of them have advantages for the organism. “The color will depend on how ripe or green the bell pepper is. What differentiates them is that as they mature, their nutritional composition also changes and some nutrients predominate more with red, orange or yellow peppers, such as carotenoids or vitamin C”, she points out.
He adds that there is no pathology that contraindicates the daily consumption of peppers and, rather, its frequent consumption can generate several benefits to the organism. Here are five of them:
- Helps the formation of red blood cells
- Strengthens the immune system
- Promotes blood clotting
- Contributes to bone health
- Provides folic acid, so important in pregnancy (I)