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The benefits of red pepper that you do not even suspect

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Gaston de Persigny
Gaston de Persigny
Gaston de Persigny - Reporter at The European Times News

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Red pepper is one of the most commonly used spices, but we do not even guess how many health benefits are hidden in it.

1. Improves digestion Red pepper has stimulating properties in terms of digestion, as it has the ability to increase the secretion of gastric juice. This regulates appetite and reduces the desire to eat unhealthy foods. Red pepper helps prevent obesity and diabetes. In addition, it facilitates the processing of food residues in the intestine, reducing the likelihood of constipation. This spice also reduces the likelihood of inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis.

2. Strengthens the body’s defenses Vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant, is found in significant amounts in red pepper. This substance plays a key role in maintaining immunity. Black pepper also contains the antioxidant rutin, which is a natural anti-inflammatory agent. This ingredient also has an antimicrobial effect that helps fight infections. Adding a small amount of paprika to main dishes, including soups, can significantly improve the immune defense mechanism, prevent coughs, colds and fevers.

3. Improves the condition of the skin Red pepper contains in high doses one of the most important trace elements – zinc, which is involved in the synthesis of collagen and therefore helps heal wounds and improves skin condition. In addition, this spice contains powerful antioxidants known as catechins, which are extremely effective in rejuvenating the skin. The presence of beta-carotene in red pepper dramatically reduces the chance of deep lines, wrinkles and age spots, making the skin radiant and smooth.

4. Strengthens bones Saturated with phosphorus, necessary to maintain the strength of bones and connective tissue, red pepper has the ability to prevent serious bone diseases such as osteoporosis and arthritis. Phosphorus in it regulates the absorption of calcium from the tissues of the teeth, thus strengthening the gums and jaw bones.

5. Reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s Powerful plant antioxidants in red pepper explain its ability to protect brain cells. Phenolic compounds of the anthocyanin class protect neurons from damage. This reduces the risk of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease.

6. Strengthens the heart Due to the abundance of vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids in its composition, red pepper significantly reduces the levels of “bad” cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. In addition, it lowers blood pressure and lowers arterial pressure, thus preventing serious cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis. This is due to the presence of the antioxidant anthocyanin.

7. Prevents cancer The polyphenols in this spice have an extremely powerful effect in preventing cancer. These compounds extract harmful free radicals from healthy cells in the kidneys, liver and bones, thus preventing the development of cancer cells.

8. Supports eye health Red pepper is rich in vitamin A and therefore adding just a pinch of it to salads, soups and meat dishes offers great benefits for eye health. The content of lutein, zeaxanthin and beta-carotene in this spice explains its ability to improve the functioning of the visual system, as well as reduce the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts.

9. Improves blood circulation Pepper is rich in iron – a vital trace element needed for the formation of new red blood cells, which ensures the transfer of oxygen and essential nutrients to organs in the body. Due to its high content of vitamin C, red pepper improves the absorption of iron from the tissues and thus effectively prevents anemia, which causes fatigue, lethargy and leads to deterioration of mental health.

10. Treats insomnia Black pepper contains large amounts of vitamin B6 or pyridoxine, which is a powerful nutrient that has a positive effect on neurological and brain activity. It helps in the synthesis of the sleep hormone melatonin, thus relieving insomnia and ensuring proper sleep. Adding a pinch of paprika to food helps maintain the neurotransmitter activity of serotonin, which improves mood, relieves stress and cures depression.

Important: The article is for informational purposes only and cannot replace the consultation with a doctor or a specialist in healthy eating, as well as to cancel the prescribed treatment or the recommendations given by him!

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