Bell peppers are excellent sources of vitamin C, especially the ripest peppers, which are red. Peppers are also a good source of vitamin A and antioxidants that neutralize free radicals, thus helping to reduce the risk of cataracts, some cancers, cardiovascular disease, and to alleviate symptoms of asthma and arthritis. Peppers also contain vitamin B6, folic acid and fiber, all of which can reduce risk of stroke and heart attack. All in all, bell peppers are an excellent addition to a healthy diet.
Red bell peppers contain plenty of vitamin C which make them extremely beneficial for your skin.
The vitamin C contained in red bell peppers helps to form collagen, a structural fiber that is needed to hold everything together. Collagen is required by your skin to remain healthy.
Vitamin C is also beneficial for your hair follicles to stay healthy and for optimum growth. Red bell peppers can be very beneficial in preventing hair loss as it improves blood flow to stimulate hair growth.
Red bell peppers applied directly to your scalp can help speed up hair growth by over 50 percent! Boil a few slices of red bell pepper in water for 10 minutes and let it cool for 15 minutes. Rub the pepper on your scalp for 30 minutes and rinse away. Doing this regularly can stimulate hair growth.
There are an endless number of recipes online that use red bell peppers. One of our favorites is Stuffed Red Bell Peppers.