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EAT CLEANER LIVING TIP – #10 // 2010

January 15, 2010

#10:  Get More from Red.  When it comes to nutrient packed veggies, we’re seeing red.  Red Bell Peppers can deliver a bunch of nutrients in a very small package.   Sure you have to wash and cut them but with the help of Eat Cleaner, you can keep them fresher for up to 200% longer and they will taste even better when they are cleaner than you could ever imagine. So why Red Bell Peppers? Well besides their high amount of Vitamin A and C, two important antioxidants, they contain a good amount of vitamin B6 and folic acid.

But unlike the other colored Bell Peppers, Red Bell Peppers contain lycopene, a carotenoid which is also another very important antioxidant and the most effective one as well. And it’s what separates the carrots from the red peppers. Lycopene is best absorbed when eaten with fat and one great accompaniment for red peppers is hummus; protein, vitamins and great go food at your fingertips. So make orange the new red!

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