Did you know that red bell peppers make you burn more calories?! *According to recent research, sweet red peppers can activate thermogenesis and increase metabolic rate. Someone get me a red pepper STAT!
More reasons we should eat red bell peppers:
1) They have twice the vitamin C and 9 times the vitamin A of their green cousins.
2) They are an excellent source of vitamin B6 and magnesium. This B6-Magnesium combo has been shown to decrease anxiety. Also, B6 is a natural diuretic, so eat ‘em up to reduce bloating and prevent hypertension!
3) They are packed with Lycopene! In fact, red peppers come in just under tomatoes as one of the veggies highest in lycopene, which has been shown to aid in the prevention of cancer.
Although the health benefits of red peppers are strongest when raw, try stuffing them! Dress up this lady in red with ground turkey mixed with spinach, zucchini, quinoa, and a little tomato sauce. Yum!