Peas: Incredible health benefits you may not have known

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

09th Nov, 2020. 04:34 pm
Peas health benefits

We usually do not focus on how veggies like peas could be really helpful for us, in terms of skin glow, inner body health, hair, nails and our mental health as well.

The naturally sweet legume, popularly knows as ‘Peas’ is rich in essential vitamins and antioxidants like vitamin K, C and folate. It is also rich in fibre.

Here are 8 benefits of peas which you may not have known.

1. Digestion:

Peas can do wonders for your digestion. The high fibre content present in pods helps in maintaining good digestive health. Feel free to include them in your salads, sides, stews and curry.

2. Good source of Iron:

Peas are a good source of iron. Iron deficiency is the leading cause of anaemia. If you don’t have enough iron, your body can’t make enough healthy oxygen-carrying red blood cells. It helps to combat fatigue and gives you strength.

3. Builds Immunity

The bunty-sized veggie is rich in vitamin C, which makes it one of the best immunity building foods. They also help prevent duodenal ulcers and stomach cancer.

4. Good for eye health

Peas can also do wonders to your eyes. A pigment called Lutein in peas, is known to reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration or loss of vision in old age. Peas can also boost eyesight.

5. Weight Loss

The bite-sized vegetable can help you shed some quick pounds too. Peas are low in fat and also immensely low on calories as compared to heavier legumes like beans and cowpeas. Fibre helps induce the feeling of fullness which keeps you from bingeing into other foods.

6. Good for skin

They are an excellent source of Vitamin C, which plays a significant role in in the production of collagen. Vitamin C also protects the cells from damage caused by free radicals. The antioxidants help fight oxidative damage caused by the free radicals. The antioxidants helps prevent signs of ageing too.

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