As we discuss in Tignum, becoming a Sustainable High Performer means getting proper nutrition- and fruits and vegetables provide great restorative nutrition. Bell peppers fit this bill, here are some of the facts.
Red bell peppers provide both color and taste to your meals, along with plenty of both vitamins C and A. They are also a concentrated source of carotenoid phytonutrients that provide powerful antioxidant protection against the oxidative damage to cells caused by free radicals.
Free radicals play a major role in the cholesterol build-up associated with the increased risk of heart disease, the nerve and blood vessel damage seen in diabetes, the cloudy lenses of cataracts, and the joint pain and damage seen in arthritis.
The lycopene and beta-cryptoxanthin found in red bell peppers are associated with promoting a healthy heart and lungs, while their lutein and zeaxanthin promote vision health.
So enjoy to your "heart’s delight"!!
by Patti Milligan
Director of Nutrition