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Peas – Nutrition, Health, and Beauty Benefits

Health and beauty benefits of peas

Let’s discuss the health, nutrition, and beauty benefits of green peas. Peas are often overlooked as a health or beauty food, but there are some amazing health benefits to them. They provide the body with protein, vitamins, and minerals. Peas prepared on their own, are naturally cholesterol-free.

Health and Beauty Benefits of Peas.
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Health, Beauty, and Nutrition Benefits of Peas

Snow peas and green beans help supply the body with zinc, which can help regulate sebum production, leading to healthier skin. Peas contain saponin, which has anti-inflammatory properties.

They help support a heart-healthy eating plan, because they are naturally high in potassium and fiber. The fiber content not only helps control weight, but also supports a healthy gut microbiome. This is actually one of my favorite health benefits of eating peas.

Peas Great Vegetarian Source of Protein

Green Peas are perfect for vegetarians and vegans, because they provide the body with a fair amount of plant-based protein. Protein is important for strong hair and nails. Eating green peas will benefit your fiber and protein intakes for the day.

One cup of green peas contains 8 grams of protein, and 30% of one’s dietary fiber intake. Vitamin B1, thiamine, helps support the nervous system and cell repair. The phytochemicals also help prevent DNA damage, another bonus beauty benefit.

Green Peas & Fiber Intake

The fiber in unprocessed plant foods, including legumes, is known to reduce the risk of cancer, specifically of the large intestines. Fiber also makes legumes a slow-releasing, low-GI food, great for stabilizing blood sugar levels. In addition, fiber reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, partially by drawing cholesterol out of the body (1).

The key takeaway is that peas are a good source of fiber. Not only will this help to benefit your heart health, but can even aid in gut health issues, especially if you suffer from constipation. The extra fiber in green peas will help move things along your gastrointestinal tract, thus alleviating constipation issues.

KEY NUTRIENTS OF PEAS

Protein | Polyphenol Antioxidants | Potassium | B Vitamins | Iron | Zinc | Fiber

NUTRITIONAL REPORT OF PEAS

*Per 1 cup of green peas.

  • Protein | 8 grams
  • Fiber | 7.4 grams
  • Vitamin C | 26% DV
  • Vitamin B1, Thiamine | 26% DV
  • Calcium | 4% DV
  • Vitamin B6 | 12% DV
  • Magnesium | 12% DV
  • Potassium | 10% DV
  • Iron | 12% DV
  • Zinc | 15% DV
  • Manganese | 30% DV
  • Copper | 27% DV

Eating Suggestions for Peas:

Peas are a great option to purchase fresh or frozen. They are great to add to stir fry dishes, pasta dishes, or in a soup. Try to include peas 2-3 times a week to gain all the health and beauty benefits. You can try my spring pea soup-vegan recipe today.

Let’s Discuss the Health, Beauty, and Nutrition Benefits of Peas!

I would love to hear what your favorite pea recipe is. Did you know that peas can benefit your health and beauty? Let me know in the comments below.

You can also connect with me @Eat_Your_Nutrition on Instagram. I love seeing your photos. #EatYourNutrition #LauraVillanueva

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