Our body needs vitamins and nutrients to function optimally. We get all these nutrients from various food items, which in turn protect us from conditions including obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and more. Though most nutrients have more than one function and fortunately we can get all these nutrients from the major food group we eat.
One such vitamin, which is essential for the functioning of our body and immunity is vitamin C. Since the onset of the pandemic, people have realised how important it is for them to consume enough vitamin C, in order to keep their immunity up and tight.
When we talk about vitamin C, oranges or lemons are the first things that come to our mind. But you will be surprised to know that hot peppers have more vitamin C than oranges. Yes, you read that right.
Not just this, hot peppers also have other benefits including stopping migraine pain, calming down the cold symptoms and extending your life. Hot peppers have three times more vitamin C than oranges.
Half cup diced oranges have around 107.8 mg of vitamin C.
Other benefits of chilli peppers