17 Best Benefits Of Green Pepper For Skin, Hair And Health

Not only are they yum, but their natural chemicals can greatly improve your well-being.

Medically Reviewed by Ella Davar, RD, CDN
By Tanya Choudhary

If you are here looking for green pepper benefits, we got you covered! Green peppers are nothing but raw bell peppers, which later turn into red, orange, and yellow when fully ripened! These medium-sized fruit pods usually have a typical bell shape, a thick fleshy outer cover, and glossy skin! It has a mildly sweet and hot taste that makes it more tolerable. Along with adding its unique flavor to many dishes, green peppers also benefit your health in several key ways! We have summed it all up in one place for you! Read on to know more about green pepper’s benefits!

Benefits of Green Peppers for Health

1. Green peppers contain vitamins and powerful antioxidants. They contain plenty of vitamin A, B Complex (especially vitamin B6 and B9), and C, which are able to counterbalance the destructive effects of free radicals in our body and maintain our overall health (1), (2), (3).

2. The anti-inflammatory properties of green peppers are extremely favorable in relieving the pain and swelling associated with severe bone disorders like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, etc. (4).

3. Asthma patients can be highly benefited by green peppers as they are full of phytonutrients, a special group of plant compounds (basically natural chemicals) having the capacity of relaxing respiratory passage and lowering  panting. Phytonutrients are also known to promote better overall health of human beings (5), (6).

4. Green chili pepper can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. The reason behind it is the high vitamin C levels. It has been found that the amount of this antioxidant vitamin is much higher in green peppers than in oranges, which is essential for preventing blood clots as well as related ailments like cardiac arrest, stroke, etc (5).

5. Vitamin B6 and vitamin B9 content of green peppers take an active part in reducing the level of homocysteine in our body (7). Being a noxious by-product of various internal biochemical procedures, it can take a toll on our health.

6. When it comes to taking care of our colon, nothing is better than dietary fibers and green peppers are loaded with these. If you increase your intake of green peppers along with a healthy diet, you can easily safeguard your colon from the damaging effects of microbes and toxic elements.

7. Apart from maintaining colon health, green chili peppers also play an important role in lessening the risks of colon cancer. The antioxidants vitamins (A, B9 and C) are considered as the main responsible factors for this (8).

8. As said before, green peppers contain high amounts of vitamin B6, which is one of the most vital nutrients for our body. From improving our immunity to keeping our nervous system up, it can regulate a number of bodily functions effectively (1), (9).

9. Being rich in calcium, green peppers can keep our bones and teeth strong and healthy. It can even aid in maintaining our oral health greatly (8).

Benefits of Green Peppers for Skin

10. The antioxidant properties of green peppers make them super effective against oxidative damages caused by free radicals. Different antioxidant vitamins, especially vitamin C, present in this type of bell peppers can facilitate the formation of collagen in our skin in order to keep it firm and healthy as well as create a barrier to more damage (9), (10).

11. Green pepper juice is very useful in combating all signs of aging and keeping our skin healthy forever.

12. The phytonutrients content of green peppers is very effective in curing rashes, blemishes, acne, and other skin infections.

13. Certain infections like athlete’s foot, herpes zoster, etc. can be treated with green peppers due to its antibacterial and antifungal properties.

Benefits of Green Peppers for Hair

14. Green peppers are an excellent source of natural silicon, which is very beneficial for our hair.

  1. When we include green pepper juice in our daily diet, blood circulation may increase throughout our scalp and hair roots. It works as a natural hair growth stimulator and may help you get long hair fast.
  2. The major problem of hair loss can be solved with the help of green peppers. They can save our hair follicles from the harmful effects of di-hydrotestosterone (DHT). As a result, the hair may become strong and you experience less hair fall.

17. If you are suffering from split-ends, green peppers may help you!. It comprises lots of vitamin C, which facilitates the absorption of iron by hair cells and provides enough oxygen to them. It is necessary for preventing the breakage or split of each of our hair strands.

Green peppers are packed with essential nutrients like dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and potent antioxidants. They may support the immune system and boost heart and nervous system health. Green peppers are good for your bones and teeth as well. However, excess consumption may cause adverse effects in some. Hence, you may include them in your weekly meal plan in moderation. Should you still experience any side effects, limit its consumption and seek medical advice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it good to eat raw green pepper?

Yes, green peppers can be consumed raw. However, their taste may not be suitable for a few. Hence, having them after cooking is generally advised.

What does a green pepper do to a woman?

Green peppers are rich in vitamin C and iron that can effectively reduce the risk of anemia majorly observed in most women.

Are bell peppers good for your liver?

Yes, bell peppers are good for the liver. Their capsaicin content exhibits a protective effect against liver damage.


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Tanya is an ISSA certified Specialist in Fitness & Nutrition. She specializes in writing articles on ingredients that benefit skin,... more

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