Today’s Health Tip ~ Are Green Peppers Good for You?

Green peppers are a popular vegetable because they are incredibly versatile and can be added to almost any savory dish. The compounds in green peppers can offer a wide array of health benefits.

Green Peppers Improve Eye Health

Green peppers are packed with a chemical compound called lutein. Lutein gives certain foods—including carrots, cantaloupe, and eggs—their distinctive yellow and orange coloring. Lutein is an antioxidant that has been shown to improve eye health. Lutein helps strengthen the part of the eye that often becomes damaged by blue light. Getting enough lutein in your diet may help prevent macular degeneration and cataracts from developing. 

Green Peppers Prevent Anemia

Anemia is a condition that stems from not having enough iron in your blood. This can limit your production of healthy red blood cells, which carry oxygen throughout your body. The main symptoms of anemia include fatigue and weakness. Not only are green peppers high in iron, but they’re also rich in Vitamin C, which can help your body absorb iron more efficiently. This combination makes green peppers a superfood when it comes to preventing and treating iron-deficient anemia. 


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