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Don’t Treat Your ‘Green Peas’ as Ordinary

Winter is here and so is the pea season, and many of us for sure are not big fans of peas. But do you know that these bead-sized jewels are power packed with protein, vitamins, minerals, and whatnot? So, from now don’t secretly pick out peas from your plate.

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green peas are a very low-fat food
green peas are a very low-fat food

Benefits of peas

Here is why you should include peas in your diet:

Legume Family:

Green peas belong to the legume family which also includes beans like soybeans, chickpeas, and other forms. All thanks to high-tech advancements now peas are available throughout the year, but mainly it’s a staple winter veggie.

Peas are Protein Packed:

Protein from peas is believed to help lower cholesterol and lower blood pressure by providing a constant supply of enzymes. People around the world are turning vegan and choosing plant-based foods more enthusiastically than ever before. Peas are a favourite in many Indian dishes, but rather than simply using them in soups or making stews or sabzi, try adding them to different food items and experimenting with peas.

You can simply add it to burger patties, and make roti dough by adding boiled and mashed peas. The experimental list is endless.

Low Fat:

Although green peas are a very low-fat food (about one-third gram of total fat per cup), the variety of fats and fat-soluble nutrients they contain is impressive.

 

Recent studies have shown green peas to be a reliable source of omega-3 fats in the form of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). You can expect about 30 milligrams of ALA in one serving of green peas.

Blood Sugar Regulation:

Blood sugar regulation is an area of ​​particular interest in relation to green peas and related legumes. Few foods provide as much protein as green peas. These superior amounts of fiber and protein directly regulate the speed at which we digest food. It also helps regulate the breakdown into and the general passage of carbohydrates. Better regulation of carbohydrates allows our blood sugar levels to remain more stable.

Good for Heart:

Pea protein helps reduce cholesterol and lowers blood pressure. Definitely a superfood for those suffering from BP and heart conditions. Plus point, it’s easy on kidneys as well.

Controls weight:

Yes, you read that right. Peas help in controlling impulse eating and regulating your appetite. Low calorie, no bad fats, a perfect companion to start your weight loss journey with. And it keeps you full for longer.

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