BELLA BELLA: (and not from Twilight…)
Red bell peppers have high levels of vitamins A and C, thiamine, vitamin B6, beta carotene, and folic acid.
They also contain a large amount of phytochemicals that have exceptional antioxidant activity which help protect cells from free radicals.
One cup of chopped red bell peppers contains three times the minimum amount of vitamin C and nearly 100 percent of the vitamin A recommended for a typical 2,000-calorie-a-day diet. These bad boys have also been shown to prevent blood clot formation and reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes due to their content of substances such as vitamin C, capsaicin, and flavonoids. Bell peppers are recommended especially for individuals with elevated cholesterol levels.
All peppers are naturally fat free and low calorie, and contain 3 grams of fiber per chopped cup, making them excellent snacks and nutritious snacks, Yummmm!!
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