Updated: Jan 7, 2019
So if you're attempting to go low carb as a way to clear your skin or improve general health it is important to find alternatives to carbs.
However, it is also important to find healthy carbs to incorporate into your diet, especially if your brain and body function better with a healthy stream of carbs.
Raw peppers (red, yellow, orange) come in at 78% carbs, 9% fats, and the remaining 13% protein. As expected peppers are mostly carbs. But how is there glycemic load (the more important indicator)?
Compared to say 1 cup of mashed potatoes, 1 cup of peppers has a 30 times lower glycemic load.
What else do I like about peppers?
They have some good dietary fiber. They are very high in vitamins A and C, which are both great for the skin. They also have some vitamin E, vitamin B6, and zinc, which are all great for the skin as well. As an added bonus, peppers naturally have no vitamin B12, which could potentially cause some skin inflammation.
Chop up some red peppers and bring them to work/school, or simply add them to your salad or on the side of any meal. I prefer the raw crunch and taste, but feel free to cook yours as well. Leave a comment if you have any questions or suggestions.
Most importantly, they are a really easy way to add some spice, color, and sophistication to your life. Do not underestimate how much this can improve not just your diet, but your mood and efficiency as well. When you eat something healthy, colorful, and crunchy you just feel better.
Don't be lazy, really just go to your local market, grab some peppers and cut them up (be careful!) and add them to your meal or use them as a snack. The entire process is probably quicker than that microwave meal anyway.
So that's my peppers propaganda. Take it or leave it and let me know in the comments how it works for you!