Peas

Benefits

  • These little gems are little powerhouses of nutrients…..
  • They are good for weight management because they are low in fat but high in the important stuff like protein, fiber and micronutrients
  • Peas contain high amounts of a health-protective polyphenol called coumestrol which helps prevent stomach cancer
  • They are good for anti-aging, high immune system and high energy due to a high content of antioxidants
  • They have a high anti-inflammatory content that helps ward off wrinkles, alzheimer’s, arthritis, bronchitis, osteoporosis
  • They’re good for regulating blood sugar
  • Good for heart disease prevention
  • They are high in vitamin K which is important for healthy bones
  • Good for reducing bad cholesterol

They are even good for the environment, because they leave important nutrients in the soil where they are grown

Buying & cooking tips:

  1. Frozen are better than canned peas.
  2. When buying frozen look for the petite variety.
  3. Canned or frozen peas can have a high sodium content so rinse them well before using them
  4. When using fresh peas the fresher the better as they age the sugar content transforms into starch.

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