Peas

Peas

– Parts used in the peas:

Green or dry grains of peas

 

– Family:

Fabaceae

 

– History and information:

In early times, peas were grown mostly for their dry seeds. From plants growing wild in the Mediterranean basin, constant selection since the Neolithic dawn of agriculture improved their yield.




– Nutritional value:

Peas are starchy, but high in fiber, protein, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin K, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, iron, zinc and lutein.
Dry weight is about one-quarter protein and one-quarter sugar.
Pea seed peptide fractions have less ability to scavenge free radicals than glutathione, but greater ability to chelate metals and inhibit linoleic acid oxidation.

 

– Health Benefits of Peas:

  1. Weight Management:
    Peas are low fat but high everything else. A cup of peas has less than 100 calories but lots of protein, fiber and micronutrients.
  2. Stomach cancer prevention:
    Peas contain high amounts of a health-protective polyphenol called coumestrol. A study in Mexico City determined you only need 2 milligrams per day of this phytonutrient to prevent stomach cancer. A cup of peas has at least 10.
  3. Anti-aging, strong immune system, and high energy:
    This comes from the high levels of anti-oxidants
  4. Prevention of wrinkles, alzheimer’s, arthritis, bronchitis, osteoporosis and candida
    These come from peas strong anti-inflammatory properties. Excess inflammation has also been linked to, heart disease, cancer, and aging in general.
  5. Blood sugar regulation:
    High fibre slows and protein slows down how fast sugars are digested.
    The anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory prevent or reverse insulin resistance (type 2 diabetes)
    All carbohydrates are natural sugars and starches with no white sugars or chemicals to worry about.
  6. Heart disease prevention:
    The many antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds support healthy blood vessels. The formation of plaque along our blood vessel walls starts with chronic, excessive oxidative stress and inflammation.
  7. Prevent constipation:
    The high fiber content in peas improves bowel health and peristalsis.
  8. Healthy bones:
    Just one cup of peas contain 44% of your Vitamin K which helps to anchor calcium inside the bones. It’s B vitamins also help to prevent osteoporosis.
  9. Reduces bad cholesterol:
    The niacin in peas helps reduce, the production of triglycerides and VLDL (very low-density lipoprotein, which results in in less bad cholesterol, increased HDL (“good”) cholesterol, and lowered triglycerides.

 

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