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What are health benefits of peppers?

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Peppers have a lot going for them. They're low in calories and are loaded with good nutrition. All varieties are excellent sources of vitamins A and C, potassium, folic acid, and fiber. Plus, the spicy ones liven up bland food, making it more satisfying.

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American Institute for Cancer Research: "Some Like it Hot."

American Cancer Society: "Capsicum."

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American Chemical Society. , May 2, 2012. Science Daily

Janssens, P. , March 2014. Appetite

Lee, T. , 2010. Nutrition & Metabolism

Ludy, M. , March 2011. Physiology & Behavior

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University of Illinois Extension: "Peppers."

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News release, Purdue University.

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on November 12, 2018

SOURCES:

American Institute for Cancer Research: "Some Like it Hot."

American Cancer Society: "Capsicum."

News release, American Chemical Society.

American Chemical Society. , May 2, 2012. Science Daily

Janssens, P. , March 2014. Appetite

Lee, T. , 2010. Nutrition & Metabolism

Ludy, M. , March 2011. Physiology & Behavior

Park, U April 2012. . Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry,

University of the District of Columbia, Center for Nutrition, Diet and Health: "Peppers."

University of Illinois Extension: "Peppers."

World's Healthiest Foods: "Black Pepper," "Green, Yellow and Red Bell Peppers -- What's the Difference?"

News release, Purdue University.

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on November 12, 2018

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