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peppersBell peppers are packed with several nutrients. They are a good source of vitamin C, thiamine, vitamin B6, beta carotene, and folic acid. Bell peppers also contain a large amount of phytochemicals that have exceptional antioxidant activity. Those phytochemicals include chlorogenic acid, zeaxanthin, and coumeric acid. When comparing the nutrient values of the different bell peppers, studies have shown that red bell peppers have significantly higher levels of nutrients than green. Red bell peppers also contain lycopene, which is a carotene that helps to protect against cancer and heart disease. “

Bell Peppers: Green peppers are actually unripe, and–like any under-ripe fruit or veggie–they make many of us gassy.”

Read more: Green Peppers and Digestion – Ask Susan – Good Housekeeping
“An Important Message About Bell Peppers.”
Belong to the nightshade family

Recipes: Bell Pepper Salad

shrimp

Shrimps: “Shrimp are anything but small in their nutrient density. Our food ranking system qualified shrimp as an excellent source of selenium and unusually low-fat, low-calorie protein–a four ounce serving of shrimp supplies 23.7 grams of protein (that’s 47.4% of the daily value for protein) for a mere 112 calories and less than a gram of fat. Shrimp also emerged as a very good source of vitamin D and vitamin B12. ”
-The world’s healthiest foods

Recipes: Shrimp & Spinach Salad

Spinach

” Phytonutrient Flavonoids for Optimal Health
Researchers have identified at least 13 different flavonoid compounds in spinach that function as antioxidants and as anti-cancer agents. (Many of these substances fall into a technical category of flavonoids known as methylenedioxyflavonol glucuronides.) The anticancer properties of these spinach flavonoids have been sufficiently impressive to prompt researchers to create specialized spinach extracts that could be used in controlled studies. These spinach extracts have been shown to slow down cell division in stomach cancer cells (gastric adenocarcinomas), and in studies on laboratory animals, to reduce skin cancers (skin papillomas). A study on adult women living in New England in the late 1980s also showed intake of spinach to be inversely related to incidence of breast cancer.”

-The world’s healthiest foods

Recipes: Shrimp & Spinach Salad

Tomatoes are low in calories and are packed with nutrition, especially when they arefully ripe. For example, red tomatoes contain up to four times the amount ofbeta-carotene as green tomatoes. Tomatoes provide an excellent source of vitamins C and K, carotenes (especially lycopene), and biotin. They are also a very good source of vitamin B6, niacin, folic acid, fiber, and pantothenic acid.”

– Everynutrient.co

Tomatoes: Belong to the nightshade family

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The World’s Healthiest Foods.

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