Peppers and Mediterranean diet. Why are they so important?
Peppers are one of the main summer ingredients. Cooked or raw, both ways are delicious. With fresh,or cooked meals, with fish or meat… This ingredient is as versatile as it fits with everything.
The Mediterranean diet is well-known per its huge benefits for our health. As known, vegetables are an important part of mediterranean diet. Green, yellow, red… horses for courses. Pepper is one of the most used vegetables in our diet for its nutritional value and its beneficial properties. The key knowing the importance of peppers in the Mediterranean diet and why. Let us tell you, because you will be surprised.
1- Rich in vitamins and other nutritional properties: It may not seem like it, buit peppers contain high nutritional properties. Moreover of being rich in vitamins, they are also rich in fiber, potassium and carbohydrates. As you will see, such a simple ingredient has a great contribution in terms of nutritional values and basic nutrients in our diet.
2- Medicinal properties: Thanks to its antioxidant properties and its fiber, it helps to prevent cardiovascular and cancer diseases among many other health problems such as rheumatism. Besides preventive, it also has other properties like some of those: stimulant in digestive processes, stimulant in the elimination of liquids in the organism, has carminative properties (helps to eliminate accumulated gases in the organism) and it is a natural antacid.
3- Rises you up: It does not seem like it, but it contributes to rise you up. Thanks to its stimulating power, it helps torise your mood up and feeling more active. For this simple reason, this food is especially recommended for those whose lifestyle has a strong physical and/or mental activity.
The formar or the type doesn’t mind, the important thing is knowing its importance in the mediterranean diet to follow a healthy and balanced diet. If you want to start looking after your health from now, we recommend you those red “piquillo” peppers in crystal jar 190 gr. of Marzo.