Sunday, 2 September 2012

fun things to do with peppers/capsicums

Peppers are extremely good for you and at the same time such beautiful things to work with because of their colours. But here are more reasons to eat them: Capsicum helps in curing many diseases that include lowering blood pressure, reducing cholesterol and warding off strokes and heart attacks, speeding up metabolism, treating colds and fevers, preventing cancer and pain control.
Capsicum contains Vitamins A and C, and beta-carotene. It’s low in fat, calories and cholesterol. 

Nutritional Value of Capsicum
  • Carotenoids (Capsanthin, Capsorubin, Carotene and Lutein)
  • Proteins
  • Fats
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Capsaicinoid Oleoresin
  • Provitamins E, P, B1, B2 and B3
  • Steroidal Alkaloidal Glycosides (Solanine and Solasadine)
  • Scopoletin (Coumarin)
Health & Nutrition Benefits of Eating Capsicum

  • Beneficial to the mucous membranes, eyes and skin
  • Helps wards off infection
  • Promotes cardiovascular health, by helping lower blood pressure
  • Has antioxidant properties that neutralize the free radicals responsible for damaging tissue and cells
  • Has anti-inflammatory properties
  • Helps reduce cholesterol and thus, is effective in warding off strokes and heart attacks
  • Speeds up the metabolism and helps burn more calories
  • Good for treating colds and fevers
  • Stimulates stomach secretions and improves digestion
  • Lowers triglycerides
  • Has a laxative effect
  • Triggers the release of endorphins
  • Good for diabetics
use for serving dips

or serving a meal

great as a party snack

fun even for a kids party

great way to eat for break fast

Peppers stuffed with quinoa, spinage and feta cheese?

or just for Halloween fun x

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