Bell peppers are an *excellent source of Vitamin C, E, and six of these carotenoids namely, alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, cryptoxanthin, and zeaxanthin. It was found that only two vegetables contained at least two-thirds of all the listed nutrients. One of these vegetables was tomato and the other was bell peppers. The Vitamin C content and carotenoid content of bell peppers both increase with ripening thereby increasing their total antioxidant capacity.
Strawberries contain *Vitamin C that protects the cells from free damaging radicals, makes collagen, heals wounds, helps with the absorption of iron, and enhances our immune system. It also contains flavonoids that provide cardiovascular and anti-inflammatory health benefits.
Aside from bell peppers, this was the one I also didn’t like to eat when I was young because of the smell it can cause my mouth. Knowing also these nutritious health benefits makes me change my mind. I don’t care anymore about the side effect of eating it. I care more of what health benefits it can provide me.