Bulgarian pepper is a frequent visitor at each table. It is added to the stew, salads, soups and borscht. This vegetable brings great benefits by supplying the body with essential substances. During pregnancy, it is especially important to maintain the vitamin balance and a significant role in this belongs to the Bulgarian pepper.
Old acquaintance with a rich history
He is like a casket with a secret. The more you learn about the properties and history of this vegetable, the more you want to figure out where the legends end and the practical benefits begin. They value not only taste, attract its medicinal and cosmetic properties.
The history of Bulgarian pepper goes back 9 thousand years ago, where it grew freely in the territory of North and South America. It is believed that the vegetable came to Europe along with Columbus, who appreciated its taste and brought with it the seeds of the plant.
In our latitudes, the guest was not very comfortable, and Bulgarian breeders had to work hard to bring out varieties that are resistant to climate and give a good harvest. As a result, fruits of different colors have now appeared, possessing rich rich taste and surprisingly appetizing appearance. Large shiny pepper and I want to bite, forgetting everything in the world. However, such a rash attitude to products is an unaffordable luxury for a pregnant woman, her sanity and caution should be enough for two. Fortunately, the fear of the Bulgarian pepper does not apply.
Its benefits lie in the rich composition, which includes:
- vitamins of group B, C, A, E, PP;
- beta carotene;
Surprisingly, it was this completely devoid of sour taste that became the leader in the content of ascorbic acid, or vitamin C.
The benefits and beauty of bell pepper
Since different varieties of pepper were bred, its color varies from lemon to dark red. Gardeners are known for the funny variety “Traffic Light”, where multi-colored fruits ripen in one bush: yellow, red, green and almost black. With such a variety, you can make an elegant salad only from this vegetable with the addition of greens and vegetable oil. It will look very festive on the table at any time of the year.
The properties of the product are such that they allow to speak about the beneficial effects on various systems of the body.
- Gives strength to fight depression.
- It helps with insomnia and chronic fatigue.
- Strengthens the immune system.
- Prevents anemia and reduces the risk of blood clots.
- Beneficial effect on vision.
- Stabilizes the nervous system.
- It improves the workings of intestinal motility.
- It helps during pregnancy to preserve the health and beauty of nails and hair.
- It has a strengthening effect on the walls of blood vessels.
It is recommended for diabetes. The natural complex of nutrients improves blood counts, lowers blood pressure, and prevents blood clotting.
Low calorie food allows you to use it as needed, but you need to take into account a small nuance - Bulgarian pepper stimulates the appetite. So, those who have observed excess weight should treat the plant with caution and not to succumb to provocations.
Bulgarian pepper is used fresh, frozen, canned and dried, without losing most of its beneficial qualities. High keeping quality allows you to save delicious fruit almost to the new crop.
Cosmetic properties of vegetables are also not ignored. Mask based on pulp of Bulgarian pepper is applied to whiten your face. Freshly squeezed juice helps to remove age spots, will serve as prevention against acne and acne. Such means for a pregnant woman is much preferable to pharmacy, because it is completely natural and will not bring any harm to the baby.
Any, the most useful product should not be eaten by pounds, even if you really want. 1-2 large peppers will supply the body with a daily dose of the necessary substances. Those who have problems with the stomach, liver and kidneys, you need to slightly reduce the daily rate or completely abandon the bell pepper. It is important to remember that this vegetable increases appetite, and take this property into account for women prone to rapid weight gain. Because of the content of coarse fiber, heartburn may occur. Then it is worth a little distraction and replace for some time Bulgarian pepper with other, no less useful, products.
Do not eat greenhouse and imported fruit. They most often exceed the content of fertilizers and substances can be used to increase the shelf life of the product. The best option is a summer or autumn fresh pepper from a familiar garden bed.
The pantry of nature holds many secrets and powerful medicinal and vitamin reserves are hidden in the simplest plant. Bulgarian pepper gives color and taste to life, boosts mood and pampers with aroma and appetizing look. The benefits of the plant for a pregnant woman are great, and the contraindications are almost kept to a minimum. Be sure to include it in the daily menu, preferably fresh.