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Peppers can be an ingredient to making great food. Hot peppers spice up a dish, and sweet peppers add a little splash of flavor. Sweet peppers are also a great addition to any dish because there are some health benefits to eating them.

Sweet peppers are packed with vitamins A, C and K, and they all help prevent cell damage, cancer and diseases related to aging.

Vitamin C also is a powerful antioxidant that can prevent inflammation in the respiratory system, which could decrease the chances of asthma and bronchitis.

Red peppers have more nutrients than green peppers, including lycopene, a carotene that helps to protect against heart disease and cancer.

The chemical compounds in cilantro bind to toxic metals and loosen them from the tissue. May be able to help prevent cardiovascular damage and improve sleep. 

Garlic is great to prevent some cancers and extra virgin olive oil is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids which protect the heart.

Pecans are a good source of  the B-complex vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, and folates. These vitamins work together as co-factors for the enzyme metabolism inside the human body.

Such a simple snack or appetizer packed full of nutrients to keep you healthy.

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