Red bell pepper isn’t a common food, so you might be as surprised as I was when I found out it was a brain food, and a good one at that.
These crunchy vegetables contain vitamin A, which is good for your bones, muscles, and skin. They are also an excellent source of vitamin B6, which is an essential nutrient for brain development and function.
Red bell peppers are known for their bright red colour, but not all of them are like this. There are three other colour variations besides the red bell pepper; there can also be green, orange or yellow.
Do you know the order in which they change colours? They first appear green. This variant is unripe and more bitter in tase; in turn, it is less harvested, which is the reason why it is relatively inexpensive.
The next colour is yellow, followed by orange and then red. Unlike the green one, these peppers are ripe. They taste sweeter and therefore cost more money.
These peppers can be bought in two different ways: either canned and pre-cleaned, or you can buy the actual pepper and do the process yourself. I encourage you to buy actual peppers as they are healthier and not too difficult to clean. Although canned peppers are not bad, they are processed which means they have more added sugars.
An interesting fact is that food can also affect your mood, brighter colours make food look more appetizing, just like this one.