Did You Know About These Health Benefits Of Capsicum?
- Tanisha Salwan
Updated : September 23, 2022 11:09 IST
Much more than just a pizza topping!!
We love capsicum, especially in pizzas. Capsicums have spread their charm through many dishes and are available in different colours. Also known as bell peppers, these are also used as a medicine because of being packed with ample medicinal benefits. These vegetables are rich in vitamins as well as other nutrients. But we hardly know capsicums because of their health benefits, so let us have a look at them.
Capsicum has a low content of fat and those, trying to shed some extra kilos, can include capsicum in their diet. It helps in increasing metabolism, burning fat, and losing weight. Capsicum consumption is also beneficial for improving digestion.
Good For Heart
Red capsicum is said to be healthy for the heart. Some studies have suggested that because of being packed with folate and vitamin B6, capsicums lower the risk of heart diseases. Besides, they also contain antioxidants which help in protecting the body from free radicals. You didn’t know this, did you?
Prevents Iron Deficiency
Capsicums are also rich in vitamin C and thus, help a lot in iron absorption in the body. Those suffering from iron deficiency are often advised to eat red capsicum or bell pepper. Apart from this, it is also beneficial for skin and hair.
Capsicum is just more than a pizza topping. Since we told you that these can aid in weight loss, let us tell you a quick and low-calorie recipe of green capsicum that you can make at home in no time. This recipe has dalia, red chili powder, and nuts and goes well with chapati or bread. One can always add the spices of his/her choice. Let us see how you can make it.
- 4 green capsicums
- 2 tomatoes
- 1 cup boiled peas
- 2 to 3 tsp mixed dry fruits
- Handful of chopped coriander
- ½ cup dalia
- ½ tsp chili powder
- Salt as per taste
- First, soak dalia overnight and pressure cook it the next day with a pinch of salt.
- Meanwhile, slice capsicums and scoop out their seeds.
- Wash it properly and pat it dry.
- Take a mixer and add tomatoes.
- Add the tomato puree to a bowl and keep it aside.
- Heat a pan and add cook dalia to it.
- Also add tomato puree, peas, and mixed dry fruits.
- Add chili powder and salt as per taste.
- Mix everything together and allow the mixture to cook until the moisture gets absorbed.
- When done, turn off the gas and keep the mixture aside for cooling.
- When the mixture is cold enough, stuff it into the capsicum.
- Steam the capsicum for 10 minutes or until they get a little soft.
- Serve with chapati.
Let us know if this low-calorie capsicum recipe helped in your weight loss journey!