Why You Should Eat Your Peas
You’ve always been told to eat your peas…but why? Because they’re kind of awesome. Here’s what they have to offer:
One cup = 8g of protein.
One cup = 8g of fiber.
✅ Variety of Micronutrients
Peas are rich in copper, manganese, phosphorus, B vitamins, and in vitamins A, K1, and C.
They’re complicated but phytochemicals are bioactive nutrient plant chemicals that can have powerful benefits. Peas offer several different phytochemicals including alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, lutein (great for eye health), flavonoids, phenolic compounds, and others that can help with blood sugar regulation and reducing inflammation.
Peas and other legumes can help lower LDL cholesterol levels with just one serving. It’s been found that even a 5% reduction of LDL levels can result in a 5% reduction in the risk of heart disease.
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