Bell Pepper Facts:
PQ (Protein Quality) x PDCAAS (Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score) - 47
- ferulic acid
- cinnamic acid
Potential Health Benefits
- powerful anti-cancer properties
- powerful anti-inflammatory properties
- powerful wound healing properties
- immune system health boost
- indigestion relief
- decrease stress
- energy boost
Potential Athletic Benefits
- Decrease post-exercise recovery times from lower inflammation levels.
- Increase overall energy levels.
- Increase rate of injury and wound healing.
- Increase immune system health to protect against post-exercise vulnerabilities, specifically URTI (Upper Respiratory Tract Infection) which is common among aerobic athletes.
- Protect against excess free radical exposure from prolonged exercise durations and intensities.
Glycemic Index Rank
<15 out of 100
|Low Glycemic||less than 55|
Food Sensitivity Rank
1 to 1 ratio
|Low for Fructose Sensitivity||less than 1 (fructose to glucose ratio)|
Bell peppers are regularly eaten and served up in the kitchen in many stir fry dishes. This is a beneficial habit given that bell peppers may provide the body with powerful anti-cancer protection, inflammation treatment, injury and wound healing, immune system health boosting, and more. They are safe to eat frequently and do not carry the same laxative effects as hot peppers when eating too many in a short period of time.
- Carotenoids and Breast Cancer
- Nutritional and Therapeutic Analysis of Bell Peppers
- Bioaccessibility, Uptake, and Transport of Carotenoids from Peppers
- Differences in Antioxidant Microconstituents of Crop Regions and Methods
- Cysteine S-Conjugate β-Lyase Reaction and the Metabolism of Chemotherapeutic Agents
Sources include: USDA
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