Green Peas: A Nutritional Wonderfood

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When I was writing my very easy, very tasty recipe for parmesan peas, I looked up the nutrition for this little legume. That’s how I discovered that green peas are kind of a wonderfood. Each little seed is a powerhouse of nutrition.

It goes without saying, that as a vegetable, peas will obviously have some health benefits. But did you know that on top of the many vitamins and minerals we expect in our green veggies, peas are also full of phytonutrients, each with a specific and amazing job for your health. The phytonutrients zeaxanthin and lutein, found in green peas, are known to promote eye health. By filtering harmful high-energy blue light, these phytonutrients work to protect the retina and maintain the health of the eye. They have also been proven to prevent the formation of cataracts. Our bodies do not naturally make lutein and zeaxanthin, so we rely on a diet of vegetables to obtain these benefits.

Other phytonutrients found in green peas, such as coumestrol, are shown to protect the body from the formation and spread of cancers. Two milligrams of Coumestrol or higher on a daily basis has been shown to lower the risk of gastric cancer. The good news is that one cup of peas contains 10 milligrams of coumestrol, so it isn’t very hard to obtain the health benefits of this phytonutrient. Other phytonutrients in green peas are known to fight heart disease, and each one provides amazing antioxidant benefits to neutralize free radicals wreaking havoc on your body.

As for those aforementioned vitamins and minerals, green peas are loaded with vitamins A, K, B1, B6, and C. Each legume is also full of manganese, iron, calcium, copper, and zinc.

So go eat some peas, your eyes, your heart, and stomach will thank you.

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All natural foods are full of macro and micro nutrients, and besides that thay are also packed with antioxidants.

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You're absolutely right! But it is increasingly difficult to find this food totally clean. The few they have are exorbitantly expensive, do not you think?

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Yes I think. But my case is a little bit different because I live in the biggest tropical country in the planet Brazil. And here we have plenty of natural fruits and vegetables and they are cheap.

Aaahhhh, eu também sou brasileiro cara. É muito bom ver mais brasileiros nesta plataforma que a grande maioria das postagens é em inglês e, nem todo o mundo sabe falar e/ou entender uma leitura descente nesta língua. Vou começar a segui-lo e votar nas suas postagens ajudando-o. O Brasil também deve ter parte neste novo mundo de tecnologia e inovação.
Sucesso meu amigo!

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Que maravilha então. Uma dica preciosa pra você: muitos brasileiros postam e se concentram na tag "pt" com conteúdo em português. Lá você irá encontrar muitos outros amigos virtuais.

https://steemit.com/created/pt

Cara, que fica maravilhosa. Muito obrigado! Farei isso com certeza kkk
Se tiver mais alguma dica pode falar tá?! Não se acanhe Kk

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I already loved green peas, now I love them much more. I wear glasses so I already have eye problems by nature. Lol. Do you have a minimum amount of peas to be eaten?

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For eye health, I'm not sure what the minimum daily intake should be, but a regular serving of peas is one cup, and that's usually enough to receive its benefits.

Yeah, that makes sense. I'll start having peas more often in the menu.

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Using of peas for food thats really good it will sure make your food good and healthy as you said.

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Very useful Peas are starchy but high in fiber, protein vitamin A vitamin B6 vitamin C vitamin K phosphorus magnesium copper iron zinc and lutein 25 Dry weight is about one quarter protein and one quarter sugar 26 Pea seed peptide fractions have less ability to scavenge free radicals than glutathione but greater ability to chelate metals and inhibit linoleic acid oxidation27 and more

Next article on the benefits of green beans :P

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That's good to know. I like green peas but don't eat them very often. I'll keep this in mind.

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