Paprika spice is high in vitamin A & C as well as bioflavonoids, antioxidants, and carotenes. Paprika can help to relieve sore throats, runny nose, congestion, and headaches that often accompany the common cold. Paprika is in the same capsicum family as chili and bell peppers, but is unique in flavor and can range from very sweet to extremely hot.
The capsicum has analgesic or pain-relieving properties. Paprika has up to nine times the amount of vitamin C than tomatoes. This high vitamin C content helps to strengthen the immune system, protect against cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and stroke, and help the body absorb and assimilate iron.
Paprika has the ability to aid in digestion and help to improve circulation. Paprika has even been known to help normalize blood pressure and feed the cell structure of the arteries, veins, and capillaries so they regain elasticity. It can stimulate the body and be a great internal warmer in cold weather. Paprika has antibacterial properties that can protect one from salmonella and E.coli in the digestive tract.
Paprika also has the ability to help the body fight common infections. Paprika is an excellent addition to any vegetable dish including soups, fresh salsa, guacamole, roasted vegetables, potatoes, and cauliflower. A pinch can even be added to your morning smoothie or fruit salad for a spicy and immune boosting kick.
This item posted: 14-Jul-2015
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