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bell-peppers-1420709_640Did you know that bell peppers are great, healthy foods to add to your low-carb, weight-loss diet plan?  Bell peppers are very low in calories but pack plenty of nutritional value.

Firstly, bell peppers contain plenty of vitamin C.  Vitamin C not only helps power up your immune system and keeps your skin youthful, but it also helps protect your body against cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, and eye diseases.  For the highest concentration of vitamin C, look for red bell peppers.  Bonus: Red bell peppers also contain several phytochemicals and carotenoids, particularly beta-carotene, which will lavish you with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.

Secondly, bell peppers are a good source of vitamin B6.  Vitamin B6 helps improve your body’s health when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), migraines, asthma, muscle cramps, arthritis, and numerous other conditions.  Additionally, B6 is offered as part of many weight-loss programs to help balance your body’s water content, reduce “bad” cholesterol, and keep diabetes in check.

On top of all the nutritional benefits, bell peppers are low in calories, which means that they can compliment your low-carb, weight-loss plan.  Bell peppers are very versatile and easy to prepare.  When cooked for a short period of time on low heat, bell peppers retain most of their sweet, almost-fruity flavor.  You can add them to almost anything.  Below are a few delicious recipes for you to try out:

Chicken Cacciatore

Eggplant Ratatouille

Hoisin-Glazed Flank Steak Spirals

Jambalaya Soup

Kung Pao Tofu

Rainbow Soup

Salad with Fajitas

Shrimp and Vegetable Lemon Garlic Saute

These are just some of the numerous low-carb dishes that you can use bell peppers in to compliment your weight-loss diet plan.  So, give them a try, and let us know your thoughts.  Finally, do not forget to share your healthy foods creations! 

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