Saturday, 17 January 2015

Green Peas are Nutritional Boon

The small sized peas are powerhouses of nutrition. They are boon for your health. It boosts immunity and protects from diseases.

-Very low in saturated fat, cholectrol, and sodium
-Good source of Protein, Vitamin A, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Magnesium,      Phosphorus and Copper
-A very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Thiamin and Manganese

Let’s count the benefits of pea:

Weight management:
Peas are very low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium. So, it is helps in weight management. 150g of peas has less than 100 calories and lots of protein, fiber and micronutrients.

Prevents cancer:
It contains high amounts of a health-protective polyphenol, called coumestrol. 2 milligrams of this phyto-nutrient per day help prevent stomach cancer. 

Blood sugar regulation:
-Presence of high fiber and protein in peas slows down how fast sugars are digested.
-Antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents in peas prevent or reverse insulin resistance (type 2 diabetes)
-Carbohydrates in peas are natural sugars and starches. There are no white sugars or chemicals to worry about. 

Peas contain high level antioxidants that prevent several reactions in the body that may result in serious diseases. They are rich sources of minerals: iron, calcium, zinc, copper, manganese etc. Thus, peas enhance the immune system of your body.

Anti-aging property:
It is helpful in anti-aging of the skin. Antioxidants such as flavinoids, carotenoid, phenolic acids, and polyphenols are helpful in preventing the aging process of your skin.

Fights inflammation:
Pisumsaponins I and II and pisomosides A and B are anti-inflammatory phyto-nutrients found abundantly in peas. They fight inflammation. 
  • Constant and excessive inflammation is also linked to heart disease, cancer, and aging.

Prevents constipation:
Pea has high fiber content. It improves bowel health and peristalsis; thus it helps digestive system function properly.

Good for bones
150g of peas contains 44% of vitamin K, which anchor calcium inside the bones. 

Reduces bad cholesterol:

Peas contain niacin that reduces the production of triglycerides and VLDL cholesterol (very low density lipoprotein).
  • Having a high VLDL level in body can put you at the risk of coronary artery disease, which can lead to a heart attack or stroke. 
  • Higher amounts and large VLDL particles are also associated with an increased risk of high blood pressure.

Rich in folic acid:
Fresh pea are an excellent source of folic acid. It is very good for expectant mothers and new born babies. Adequate amount of folate rich foods in expectant mothers help in preventing neural tube defects in the newborn babies.

Good for eye sight:
It has adequate amount of vitamin-A and anti-oxidant flavonoids like lutein, carotenes, and zea-xanthin. Vitamin A is required for maintaining the health of mucus membranes, skin and eye-sight. 


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