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Peppers, bell peppers (Nightshade)

ANTI-CANCER A good source of vitamin E, rich in anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, bell peppers protect against certain types of cancers, including prostate and lung.

ANTIOXIDANT Peppers are very rich in vitamin C, enough to supercharge your immune system. Red peppers have more of it than green or yellow.

EYE HEALTH Certain enzymes in peppers like lutein, protect the eyes from macular degeneration and promotes a healthy night vision.

FIGHT ANEMIA Rich in iron and copper, peppers assist in red blood cell formation and attend to anemia, fatigue and muscular weakness.

GLOW High in Vitamin-C, peppers help keep skin, hair and nails in tip top condition.

EART HEALTH Peppers are rich in potassium, manganese, iron and other minerals that contribute to control heart rate and maintain balanced blood pressure. High in vitamin B and capsaicin they increase good cholesterol.

IMPROVE COGNITIVE FUNCTIONS Increased haemoglobin production increases the blood flow allowing good amounts of oxygen to irrigate the brain, increasing cognitive performance and decreasing risks of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

PAIN RELIEF Chili desensitizes pain receptors and has been used to relieve the pain of heartburn over a number of weeks.  When prepared in rubs or ointments, the capsaicin compound found in chilies have astringent, counter-irritant and analgesic properties and are used to treat arthritis and neuropathic pains, and relieve sore muscles.

STRESS BUSTER Vitamin C along with other antioxidants like vitamin A, and flavonoids protect from the effects of harmful free radicals released in the body caused by stress.

WEIGHT LOSS Capsaicin, a compound found in peppers boosts the metabolism and therefore assists weight loss by reducing appetite and may help burn fat.

 

ADVERSE INTERACTIONS

AUTOIMMUNE CONDITION Nightshades contain saponins, water and fat soluble elements, that interact with cholesterole molecules by creating holes in the cell membranes and thus contribute to a leaky gut. These punctures may allow unwanted substances to enter in the tissues and thus promoting toxins and disease. 

 

 

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