Capsicum is a Fruit Or Vegetable ? | Surprising Benefits of Capsicum

This article will see nutrient information and benefits of Capsicums or Bell Peppers.

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Today we are sharing another article in our series, "Healthy Eating Long Living". As part of this, we will share comprehensive information on the foods which are healthy, the best advice on how to eat the food, what nutrients we get from it and what are the benefits it has for us.
Some call these as Capsicums and in some, these are popular as Bell Peppers. Interesting fact - Many people think it is a vegetable but it is actually a fruit used widely as a vegetable in many cuisines.
Let's kick it off today's article with one of the very healthy and widely popular foods - Capsicum.

Capsicum is Fruit Or Vegetable ? | Surprising Benefits of Capsicum

Surprising Benefits of Capsicum

What is it?

Capsicum is a fruit which can vary quite a lot in its size, color, and spiciness. Capsicum or Bell Peppers can come in red, yellow, green, or even orange in color. Capsicum origin is from South America and it was cultivated for almost 900 years old. The raw color of Capsicum is Green and as it gets ripen the color changes to Orange, Red, or Yellow. Capsicums are not too pungent meaning they do not have a too strong smell or taste. Capsicums can be eaten raw for their benefits or can be cooked and saute as well to prepare a delicious vegetable.

Capsicum is Fruit Or Vegetable ? | Surprising Benefits of Capsicum

Benefits -

Capsicum is superfruit or can be also called as queen of all the veggies. Capsicum/Bell Peppers have so many benefits because of its nutrients like Vitamin A, E, C, and folate. Let's see some of the surprising scientific proven benefits of this superfruit -

  • Benefit For Eyes - Vitamin A, E, and C deficiency can cause many eye diseases, especially at an older age. A serious deficiency can even cause blindness. Incorporating capsicum in your diet will ensure that your eyes will remain healthy and vision intact.
  • No More Iron Deficiency - Do you know Iron is an essential mineral that helps to transport oxygen through our body? For the body to absorb Iron even faster it needs Vitamin C. Luckily Capsicum has both Iron and Vitamin C. Remember Iron deficiency can cause Anemia too but eating Capsicums regularly will definitely keep that away from you.
  • Anti Oxidants - Anti Oxidants are the molecules that fight free radicals ( which if increases more can cause deadly diseases like Cancer too). Several Vitamins like Vitamin C and E are rich in antioxidants and what better way to get these other than eating Capsicums in your food.
  • Diabetes Management / Insulin Level Increase  - Based upon the researches result, it was found out that Capsicums help in increasing the body's natural insulin level. It is also effective in preventing type II diabetes. Overall it has a positive impact on diabetes.
  • Weight Loss - For people who want to maintain their weight or lose it, capsicums are one of the good food options. Nearly 90% of the capsicum is just water and rest all is full of nutrients. Capsicum increases metabolism, keeps you fuller, and with very few calories is your best friend for weight loss.

Apart from the above benefits, there are many more benefits of Capsicum - 
  • Prevents Aging
  • Reduce Skin Blemishes
  • Supports Healthy Hair And Nails
  • Relieves Menopausal Symptoms
  • Boosts Immunity

The list for benefits of such a super fruit is exhaustive and the above are just some of these. I hope you will like this article and our series Healthy Eating Long Living. For any feedback and comments please write to us -

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