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The Health Benefits of Paprika

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 07/18/2021

Check out these surprising benefits of paprika!

Timestamps

0:00 Introduction: What is paprika?

1:25 Health benefits of paprika

2:38 Share your success story!

In this video, we’re going to talk about the health benefits of paprika.

Paprika is made from dried and ground red peppers. Hungary is a major source of paprika. The spice became popular in the 19th century.

When we talk about the health benefits of spices, we’re primarily talking about the phytonutrients in the spice. These phytonutrients are often related to color or pigments.

In paprika, there are various colors—yellow, orange, and red.

The yellow and orange pigments are alpha-carotene and beta-carotene. These are precursors to vitamin A.

Zeaxanthin, lutein, and B-cryptoxanthin are also yellow and orange pigments. These are great for your eyes.

Red pigments include capsanthin and capsorubin.

Together, these phytonutrients create some amazing health benefits. Take a look.

1. Vision - Paprika helps reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.

2. Anti-inflammatory

3. Anti-cancer

4. Anti-diabetic

5. Suppresses UV-induced skin damage

In summary, paprika can be a great addition to Healthy Keto. Give it a try, and let me know your thoughts on it in the comments below.

DATA:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29877227/

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