Black-Eyed Peas - Lucky and Healthy?
Black-eyed peas usually make an appearance around the New Year in the hopes of ushering in good luck. While the luck thing hasn’t been proven yet 😉 the health benefits of black-eyed peas have been.
🌟 1 cup of cooked black-eyed peas contains:
0.9 g fat
35 g carbs
13 g protein
11 g fiber
6 g of sugar
24% of the daily value (DV) for iron
4% DV for calcium
14% DV for potassium
23% DV for magnesium
23% DV for copper
15% DV for zinc
89% DV for folate
41% DV for manganese
🌟 Their fiber content makes black-eyed peas great for supporting healthy digestion. They also contain prebiotic fiber, which helps feed the good bacteria in your gut. Increasing your fiber intake may even help reduce acid reflux and stomach ulcers.
🌟 Eating legumes such as black-eyed peas can help lower your LDL or “bad” cholesterol and inflammation in your body, which can help improve your heart health.
🌟 Black-eyed peas are a good source of complex carbohydrates. These take longer to digest and can help you feel satisfied longer and avoid giving into cravings.
🌟 Folate is critical to creating healthy genetic material and new cells and black-eyed peas are a fantastic source of it. This can help people of all ages but is especially helpful for pregnant women as it may help increase the development of their baby’s spinal cord and brain.
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