Saturday, January 10, 2009

Bell Peppers Anyone?

Over the past few years I couldn't help but wonder how people use to recover or battle illnesses. Hundreds of years ago, there was no such thing as radiation treatment, insulin shots, cold and flue medications or even pain killers. We live in a day in age where any little issue that someone deals with, there is a drug to cure that...or at least 30 different companies claiming to do just that. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that there are not medications out there that can heal or battle a disease, but have you heard some of the commercials now? In order to battle some sort of symptom the same medication may in return cause 10 other side effects. So, your now taking medications to battle the symptoms that your other medications are trying to deal with. Its an endless cycle. Was life always this Is life far better now then it was then? Well, statistically people do live longer, but one main reason for that is because we have developed medications and gained knowledge on how to deal with devastating diseases. This is truly remarkable; however, blatantly there are several other ways to deal with diseases that do not depend on medications. Today, I would like to discuss the importance of peppers.

Red peppers and green peppers are truly over looked. They are such a versatile vegetable. They can be eaten raw with vegetable dip, cooked in a stir fry, used in your spaghetti sauces, lasagna, meat loafs and so much more. Not only can they make your food look more presentable with their bright colours, taste good, but they are great for you. For instance, bell peppers have been known to help reduce heart attacks, strokes, cataracts, and prevent blood clots from forming. This is due to their high content of vitamin C, capsaicin, and flavonoids. So, for anyone who has issues with blood clotting, or at risk for a heart attack...may I suggest cooking more with bell peppers to help reduce the chances of this from occurring.

1 comment:

  1. Brillaint article!
    I will be sure to use more peppers, since we both love them.