What are the health benefits of Low FODMAP Stuffed Peppers? Did you know that bell peppers actually have more Vitamin C than oranges? They are also the number one vegetable source of Vitamin C, and when can you ever have too much immune system enhancement? Vitamin C helps the immune system as an antioxidant. Antioxidants provide a protective mechanism to reduce damage to cells that result from the natural body functions and environment factors such as stress and poor diet. Bell peppers are also an excellent source of Vitamin A, specifically carotenoids, a phytonutrient which act as antioxidant as well as in assisting the body to fight cancer, improve vision, and reproductive processes. Vitamin A also assists in maintaining the highest function of your lungs, kidneys, and other organs. Bell peppers are very low calorie, very bright and colorful, and great for any recipes.
Beef provides essential nutrients for proper body functions as well, including Vitamin B12 which is necessary for producing energy in the body and deficiency can lead to forms of anemia. Beef also contains significant amounts of zinc, niacin, Vitamin B6, and iron – all of which help with ensuring that all of the muscle tissue in the body obtains the oxygen that it needs in order to function properly and maintain the levels of energy necessary to perform daily tasks.
Beef is also a high-quality protein which can help with weight loss and managing insulin resistance. Cheese is a very important source of calcium, as well as protein, which is essential for ensuring bone health and preventing diseases such as osteoporosis. The protein and nutrients in cheese have also shown to help with balancing blood sugar levels as well as the treatment of diabetes mellitus.
If you are wondering how this research might be applied to you, reach out to Rebecca Bitzer & Associates so we can pair you with a dietitian that can help determine possible benefits for your treatment plan!
Low FODMAP Stuffed Peppers
- 6 bell pepper variety of colors
- 1 cup salsa Fody Foods
- 1 lb beef ground or ground turkey or soy crumbles, cooked
- 3 cups quinoa or rice, cooked
- 2 cups cheese cheddar
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Cut the tops off of the peppers and seed them. Put on oven tray
- In a large bowl, combine all other ingredients and only 1 cup of the cheese.
- Add the mixture to the insides of the 6 bell peppers. Sprinkle the tops with the remainder of the cheese.
- Bake for 25-30 mins.
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Nutrition info is approximate and may contain errors.
Dana uses her advanced training in functional nutrition and food sensitivities to help her clients love and trust food again as they heal from years of painful symptoms that have dominated their lives. Co-author of Nourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating and Cooking with Food Sensitivities Survival Guide.