Red peppers are perfect for a weight loss diet because they’re super low in calories but high in nutrients including vitamin C (one serving provides enough for a whole day). They’re also high in vitamin A that you need for healthy eyes and antioxidants that will protect your body’s cells from damage.
Red bell peppers (also called sweet bell peppers) have a mild peppery and slightly sweet flavor — they’re not overpowering like so many hot peppers.
Red bell peppers can be roasted along with onions and garlic for a low-calorie and super nutritious side dish, or they can be sautéed with mushrooms in olive oil or added to almost any stir-fried dish.
Raw red peppers are good too. Slice a raw red bell pepper into strips and serve with fresh broccoli and cauliflower flowerets, with a light veggie dip. Or add them to your favorite healthy green salad.