3 Reasons To Eat Green Peas
Written by: Steve Fillmore
Spring is in the air and it’s time to get your hands on some green peas! These little veggies are loaded with benefits and are great for adding a delicious touch to your summer meals!
Top Benefits Of Peas
1. Tummy Soother
Peas are loaded with a rich source of coumestrol, which has been shown to lower the risk of some stomach cancers. Had a little too much spicy foods and your tummy is telling you with some acid reflux? Peas can be helpful against heartburn as they contain compounds to reduce and neutralize stomach acid.
2. Protein Powerhouse
In just one cup of green peas you will get 8g of pure green protein. That’s more protein than 1 egg at 6g or 1 tbsp of peanut butter at 4g. The protein found in green peas is high quality with a wide array of essential amino acids. They also contain ⅓ of the daily allowance for fiber. Great for snacking!
3. Beauty Enhancer
Here’s a beauty secret that’s affordable. Just 1 cup of green peas contains 26% of the RDA of vitamin A, which is great for fighting wrinkles. And you also get a healthy dose of the skin glowing-enhancing vitamin C and vitamin K-1.
What’s A Good Pea?
Look for medium sized, thin skinned pods which contain the young, sweet and tender peas. Peas last about 4-5 days in the fridge.
Fresh peas are always the best and most nutritious. Next is frozen peas.
- Mash ‘em up: Add peas to your favorite hummus or guacamole for an extra nutritional punch!
- Tossed around: Throw a handful peas in your favorite salad or smoothie for extra green energy.
Do you have any favorite recipes involving peas? Please share with us in the comments below!
Steve Fillmore is a 2-time cancer THRIVER! His motto in life is: Love, Laugh, Live - Love yourself first; Laugh through all the crazy times; Live for life right now! Through proper diet, exercise and mindfulness, Steve has been able to recreate his body to work with and for him.
For fun, you can find Steve either teaching a Zumba class, or creating websites for clients.
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