Bell peppers (Capsicum annuum) are fruits that belong to the nightshade family. They are related to chili peppers, tomatoes, and breadfruit, all of which are native to Central and South America. Also called sweet peppers or capsicums, bell peppers can be eaten either raw or cooked. Like their close relatives, chili peppers, bell peppers are sometimes dried and powdered.
Loading the player...Weight Management - The Health Benefits of Bell Peppers Dr. Dan Ezekiel, MD, Family Physician and Ali Chernoff, RD, Registered Dietician, talk about the health benefits of bell peppers in relation to weight management.
Red bell peppers are packed with nutrients and they’re a great choice to add to a healthy diet. They’re packed with vitamin C as well as the vitamins B6, thiamine, folate and beta carotene. Due to their deep red, rich colour, they contain many phytonutreints, including collagenic acid as well as zeaxanthin. Both of these can help to reduce your risk of developing cancer and prevent heart disease.
Often seeing a local family physician or a physiotherapist in conjunction with a registered dietitian and athletic therapist is a great option to take control of this condition. Smart Food Now and exercise is also optimal for overall health.
Management: With 2 grams of fibre and 30 calories per 100 grams combined with their crunch, sweetness and water content you will find few whole foods better to offer enjoyment and satiation for almost no caloric value. Dr. Dan Ezekiel, MD, Family Physician and Ali Chernoff, RD, Registered Dietician, talk about the health benefits of bell peppers in relation to weight management.