Bell peppers are a plant food that are not only delicious, but come chock full of micronutrients. The most notable is potassium, but it doesn’t stop there. These tasty vegetables also come packed with vitamin C and magnesium, among others. Add these vegetables to your stir-fry or Paleo salad and you’ll be good to go. Mark Sisson has an entire post devoted to varieties of peppers and their benefits.
Bell Peppers and Paleo Autoimmune Protocol
Most of us can eat as many peppers as we want without suffering any ill effects but there are some individuals for whom peppers are not their friend. Peppers are members of the nightshade family and nightshades have been known to wreak havoc on some peoples’ digestion. Because nightshades are so common and because their effects can be mild, not everyone can tell if nightshades cause them problems without conducting some self-experimentation. The recommended method is to exclude nightshades from your diet for a specified period of time (usually at least 30 days) and then slowly add them back in to see their effect. If you are conducting this sort of self-experimentation, or if you already know that nightshades do not agree with you, then you should also avoid bell peppers.