Green Peas

Green peas are a spring vegetable abundant in a wide concentration of vitamins and minerals that makes an ideal addition to one’s diet. Interestingly green peas are known to aid good eye health due to its carotenoid phyto-nutrients such as lutein and zeaxanthin.

Another one of the phyto-nutrients found in green peas is a polyphenol known as coumestrol that is extremely effective in protecting against stomach cancer, according to research. A scientific study has revealed that daily consumption of green peas in addition to other legumes cuts down the dangers of gastric cancer. The study also revealed that it takes just 2 milligrams of coumestrol for good health and with one cup of peas containing at least 11 milligrams of coumestrol, it is easy to take advantage of this notable health benefit.

Green peas also provide support for blood sugar regulation, promotes heart health, and offers antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.

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