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Red Peppers

If you're looking for a very nutritious vegetable to add into your diet, you can't go wrong with red peppers.  These are going to add a great flavor to many of the dishes you prepare and will also help to improve your overall nutritional standing.

Let's take a quick look at what red peppers have to offer so you can clearly see why these should be added to your day.

High In Vitamin C

One of the nutrients that's most concentrated in the red pepper is vitamin C. With well over 100% of your total daily intake per cup of red peppers, you can easily fulfill your needs by adding just a few slices into your stir-fry, salad, or just eaten on their own with a low fat dip.

Vitamin C is going to be important for both providing antioxidant support to the body to help ward off any damage done by free radicals you come into contact with as well as helping boost the overall immune system.

Reduces The Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease

Second, red peppers are also a great source of Vitamin B6 as well as folic acid, which will be important for helping to reduce the levels of homocysteine in the body, which is directly related to the development of heart attack and stroke.

When homocysteine levels start to rise in the body, damage to blood vessels starts taking place and this can definitely put you at a higher risk for these two serious health conditions.

Reduces Certain Cancers

Red peppers are also a great source of a nutrient called lycopene, which is going to help play a role in warding off the development of prostate cancer and cancer of the cervix and bladder.   In addition to that, due to the fact that red peppers contain a healthy dose of fiber as well, this will also help to reduce the risk of issues related to the colon.

So as you can see, the benefits of red peppers are multi-fold, clearly illustrating why it's such a good idea to include them in your daily diet.  There are many different ways to incorporate this vegetable into your dishes so get creative when you're cooking and you'll have no problem adding these in.

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