One of 15 Foods Excellent for Kidney Health: Red Bell Peppers

by KDB

Page giving information, tips and recipe ideas for adding red bell peppers to a healthy diet for kidneys.

Red bell peppers are just one of 15 foods that are considered a super food for kidney health. They are low in potassium which is a concern for kidney health and they are packed with vitamins A, C, B6 as well as folic acid and fibre. Add them to your kidney diet today!

How I Use Red Bell Peppers

  • cut up raw with other veggies and with dip
  • chopped small and cooked in an omelet
  • added to a plate of nachos for a snack
  • added to a tray of loaded fries for VEGGIE
  • made with other colours of bell peppers and mushrooms in a stir fry
  • mixed with green peppers and added to ground chicken, pork or turkey for wraps

I also search other recipes to try which are put in my red pepper stack on Delicious which is posted in the links below. 

Health Benefits of Red Peppers

  • packed full of vitamin C
  • great source of B6 and magnesium
  • full of vitamin A which helps with night vision
  • packed with antioxidants
  • studies show they increase metabolic rate and help burn more calories


Red Bell Peppers
Bell pepper, also known as sweet pepper or a pepper and capsicum, is a cultivar group of the species Capsicum annuum. Cultivars of the plant produce fruits in different colors, including red, yellow, orange and green. Bell peppers are som...
Three Pepper Salad

Three Pepper Salad

Three colours of bell peppers made into a light and easy salad.

Prep time 5 min  -  Total time 10 min
Ingredients for 6 servings
1 red bell pepper cut into strips  • 1 green bell pepper cut into strips  • 1 yellow bell pepper cut into strips shopping list  • 1 small red onion cut into wedges  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat leaf parsley  • 1/4 teaspoon salt  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

Cut peppers into strips and combine in bowl.
Add oil and vinegar, sprinkle with s & p, mix well.
Refrigerate 1 hr then serve.

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Delicious Recipe Link

Delicious: Red Peppers Stack
List of red bell pepper recipes gathered into a stack on Delicious. NOT all recipes are healthy or kidney friendly but once you learn what IS you can tweak recipes to suit you by having MORE of the acceptable ingredients and LESS of the not so good! ;)

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My Commentary

DISCLAIMER: I am NOT a Dr.or other medical professional. I AM a sufferer and fighter of Polycystic Kidney Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension and Gout. Any information I share has been researched on the internet or has been given to me via papers and printed information from my Drs., nurses, dietician, social workers or other health care professionals. I mean NO harm to anyone and I advise you BEFORE using any information I have provided to CHECK with YOUR health professionals and doctors. I simply want to share what I am learning throughout my own personalized journey to wellness. It has been said, "Write what you know." THIS I know because I live with it DAILY. Having said that:

Food has been a struggle for me for a long while now but I MUST work at this and TRY hard to eat right and healthy and improve as much as I possibly can for as long as I possibly can so I figured if I am struggling with these things DAILY and doing all this work and learning ANYWAY, why not SHARE things that I am learning with others and make their journey a little bit easier for them too.

SO, I started these pages as a help BOTH for myself and for YOU.

If it is helpful PLEASE feel free to let me know! ;)

This is a HARD process and journey to wellness and I hope that if even for a moment, even ONE item or idea or trick that I share makes your journey lighter or easier then I have given purpose and meaning to the reasons why or how this has been MINE as well.

I always wish you well and good luck with your journey too. xo

Updated: 09/07/2012, KDB
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Roger on 12/18/2015

Thank you for the information. I accidently stumbled across this site and am glad I did - A really nice service!

VioletteRose on 04/07/2014

I love bell peppers, I usually add them to pasta. The pictures of red bell peppers look really beautiful,. Thanks for sharing the health benefits!

KDB on 04/07/2014


Spider Harrison on 11/28/2013

Very good. I do red and green peppers daily to weekly every since I turned 70 years younger.

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