Not only are peppers a great way to flavor your food, but they are amazing for your body and health. I will cut to the chase and then- at the end of the article- a super awesome and yummy recipe for roasted red pepper sauce.
Peppers contain phytochemicals. Phytochemicals are naturally occurring compounds that are found in plants. Like hormones some phytochemicals can act as messengers in the body. They also have very high antioxidant abilities. They neutralize free radicals in the body (free radicals damage cells). Each color pepper is a different phytochemical.
There are a number of vitamins that are included in peppers. The top performers are:
One awesome thing that peppers contain is capsaicin. Capsaicin is a powerful antioxidant. Bell Peppers contain none, jalapenos have some, but habaneros have the most in them. What does capsaicin do?
So what else do peppers do for you? Sweet or hot....
So all in all- peppers are an awesome way to get the proper vitamins and minerals your body needs! The only things you want to watch out for is ulcers and GERD.
Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
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