Health Benefits of Peas

Posted by Krishna Bora on Thu, Mar 13, 2014  
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It’s a common thinking of  people to judge peas as the common man’s meat, or judge the resturaunt as cheap if they put peas in the dish. But here are some amazing health benefits of peas, that would open your eyes towards reality check, and make you love them more:

 

1. Weight management:

Peas are one of those vegetables, which are low in fat but high-everything-else.  A cup of peas, weighing 100 gms, has less than 100 calories but has a plethora of protein, fiber and micronutrients.

 

2. Stomach cancer prevention:

Peas are rich source of polyphenol called coumestrol. A study shows that a person needs only need 2 milligrams per day of this phytonutrient to keep stomach cancer at bay. A cup of peas has at least 10 of this nutrient.

 

3. Anti-aging, strong immune system, and high energy:

The list of the nutrients that benefit you the above mentioned things are:

 

* polyphenols: coumestrol

 

* flavinoids: catechin and epicatechin

 

* phenolic acids: ferulic and caffeic acid

 

* carotenoid: alpha-carotene and beta-carotene

 

4.  Blood sugar regulation:

Peas slow down the high sugar digestion, which is one of the important factors to lower down the risks of diabetes. It helps in blood sugar regulation as well.

 

5. Heart disease prevention:

The high amount of anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory present in peas keeps the heart and the blood vessels healthy, which helps preventing all kinds of heart diseases.

 

6. Prevent constipation:

The high amount of fiber present in peas help in bowel movement and keep your metabolism healthy.

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