Bells peppers, commonly known as capsicum, come in a variety of colours- with green, yellow and red being common in India. They can be cooked in many ways- stuffed with a filling of your choice, simply roasted over a fire and garnished with salt and pepper, cut up into a snazzy salad or even simply as
(1) Bell peppers contain the chemical compound capsaicin, which helps in controlling diabetes and cholesterol. They even ease inflammation.
(2) Red bell peppers are rich in vitamin C. Vitamin C works as an antioxidant and also aids in the absorption of iron.
(3) Bell peppers are low in calories- a single bell pepper contains only about 30 to 40 calories, which makes it a great snack option for those who are on a diet.
(4) They are also a good source of lycopene, which helps lower the risk of prostrate, bladder, pancreatic and cervical cancers.