What is Capsicum

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Capsicum Peppers for Beauty!

If you are looking to add some zang to your health regime, Capsicum is a good choice. This vegetable comes in an exciting range of colors, including green, red and yellow.  You recognize them in the produce section as chili peppers, bell peppers, and red or green peppers.  They taste great and offer numerous health benefits for both the skin and the body.

You may choose to delight your taste buds from hot to sweet, or apply Capsicum topically. Either way, Capsicum offers a long list of health benefits.

Health & Nutrition Benefits of Eating Capsicum:

Beneficial to the mucous membranes, eyes and skin
Promotes healthy skin tone
Helps to ward off infection
Promotes cardiovascular health, by helping lower blood pressure
Has antioxidant properties that neutralize the free radicals responsible for damaging tissue and cells
Has anti-inflammatory properties
Helps reduce cholesterol, and thus is effective in warding off strokes and heart attacks
Speeds up the metabolism and helps burn more calories
Good for treating colds and fevers
Stimulates stomach secretions and improves digestion
Lowers triglycerides
Has a laxative effect
Triggers the release of endorphins

The right mindset can improve the effectiveness of all of these nutritional and health benefits. Never underestimate the power of positive thinking. For the best mood enhancer, you may want to go with hot chili peppers. Spicy foods release more endorphins. Regular intake of Capsicum can lead to elevated levels of endorphins.

Pretty cool, right?

Nicole

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