Bulgarian pepper

Everyone knows what effect the color of food has on the appetite, health and mood of the person. Want to color your life in juicy, bright colors: orange, red, yellow, green? Use the beneficial properties of bell pepper! 


Interesting fact
Bulgarian pepper is one of the oldest cultivated vegetable crops. The first varieties of pepper were cultivated 6 thousand years ago. However, we still consider tropical South America – Mexico and Guatemala-to be his homeland. In Russia pepper came in XVI-XVII centuries and was originally used as an ornamental plant. 
Today, bell peppers are grown in any climatic zone. It has successfully adapted not only to the South American heat, but also to the temperate climate. That is why it can be found on any average suburban area. 
In the people of Bulgarian pepper is often called a vegetable of beauty: it has a beneficial effect on the condition of hair, skin, nails. Cosmetologists have long taken the useful properties of this vegetable into service. It is part of the cleansing and toning face masks. 
By its properties, the Bulgarian pepper is somewhat similar to chocolate. It also provokes the release of endorphins into the blood, "hormones of happiness". However, compared with sweet treats it is not high in calories.


Useful property 
Bell pepper is rich in vitamins, minerals and nutrients that are so necessary for the health of our body. It is the main assistant to people of retirement age and is strongly recommended for use by those who are engaged in intellectual work. 
High content of micro - and macronutrients such as potassium, sodium, iodine, phosphorus, iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium in sweet pepper. Despite the name, only 5% of sugar is in sweet vegetable pepper. This makes it an excellent dietary product. However, pepper should be more careful and use it in moderation, as it can cause an increased appetite. 
Pepper (especially red) - the record for the content of vitamin C. in this he overtakes even the famous lemon and black currant. In a large number in the Bulgarian pepper contains beta-carotene. It, in turn, has a beneficial effect on the condition of hair and nails, improves vision, rejuvenates the skin, improves memory and stimulates brain activity. 
A lot in Bulgarian pepper and b vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9). In addition, bell pepper is rich in such a substance as rutin, or vitamin R. It protects blood vessels from premature aging, fragility, strengthens the walls of the capillaries and makes them more elastic. Unfortunately, not everyone knows that the highest concentration of these vitamins near the stalk, the part that we usually without doubt cut.


Contraindications to be aware of 
Bulgarian pepper, despite all its many useful properties, is not recommended for use hypotensive. This is due to the fact that the elements contained in it tend to lower blood pressure, which can cause vascular diseases. 
The substance capsaicin, which is contained in the pepper, can irritate the walls of the stomach, so it should not be used also for those who suffer from stomach ulcers and gastritis. In addition, pepper should be abandoned in violation of the rhythm of the heart and ischemic disease. 
Chronic liver and kidney diseases, increased excitability of the nervous system and insomnia also do not provide for the presence of Bulgarian pepper in the diet.