They come all kinds of colors and sing with medleys of beta-carotene, thiamine (vitamin B1) and folic acid (vitamin B9). That’s right, this colorful assortment doesn’t only spice up your favorite omelet or salad, but they also sing with several health benefits.

Bell peppers will not only add crunch to your favorite meal, but they are packed full of vitamins and lycopene (a cancer preventative carotene). They also help with avoiding cardiovascular disease, macular degeneration, stomach ulcers and also lower cholesterol.

And not only are they a beneficial bite to your health, but they also boost your metabolism (no, your eyes are not deceiving you.) So why not turn it up a notch with a fiery red pepper? You won’t be the only one working if you’re already engaging in a healthy lifestyle—because red peppers can increase your metabolism by, “containing a molecule called capsaicin—which is shown to increase your fat-burning rate and promote weight loss” ( Do you really want to feel the burn? Why not add a habanero to your meal? They also contain high levels of capsaicin that’ll surely send your taste buds through the roof.

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