Did you know that not only do peppers add flavor and a “kick” to your dinner, but they are also a health food? A great source of vitamins A and C, they are packed with a chemical component called capsaicin, which has been studied for its value in killing cancer cells, maintaining cardiac health and lowering blood pressure. The hotter the pepper, the more capsaicin, so the more heat you can stand, the better. Plus, peppers are a great, low-calorie, easy way to bump up your metabolism. It just doesn’t get much better in a single veggie!