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Benefits:
These little gems are little powerhouses of nutrients…..
They are good for weight management because they are low in fat but high in the important stuff like protein, fiber and micronutrients
Peas contain high amounts of a health-protective polyphenol called coumestrol which helps prevent stomach cancer
They are good for anti-aging, high immune system and high energy due to a high content of antioxidants
They have a high anti-inflammatory content that helps ward off wrinkles, alzheimer’s, arthritis, bronchitis, osteoporosis
They’re good for regulating blood sugar
Good for heart disease prevention
They are high in vitamin K which is important for healthy bones
Good for reducing bad cholesterol

They are even good for the environment, because they leave important nutrients in the soil where they are grown

Buying & cooking tips:

  1. Frozen are better than canned peas.
  2. When buying frozen look for the petite variety.
  3. Canned or frozen peas can have a high sodium content so rinse them well before using them
  4. When using fresh peas the fresher the better as they age the sugar content transforms into starch.