Hidden Health Benefits of Peas

(By Rida Yasmen*, H. M. Kashif**, Mujahid Ali***)

(*IFSN, UOS; **Horticulture, UAF; **Horticulture, UOS)

It is very rare that some plants keep both human and plants healthy, that is pea. A rich source of protein and adds nitrogen in soil for crops and this nitrogen is in organic farm. That is why plant growth and development effect positively. It is often called that vegetables are poor in protein, but peas provide rich source for it. Doctors often say “Health will become better by using natural food”.

The peas whose scientific name is Pisum sativum is an annual plant which have a life cycle of about one year. Pea is a cool season crop. Which is grown in many parts of the world and planting occurs from winter to early summer depending on location the immature peas are used as vegetable fresh frozen or canned. It is cooked with different mixed vegetables and fish.

Peas are used in varieties of ways like peas soup. matter pannier matter pillow peas are very use full vegetable provide a lot of benefits as notional point of view and used in medicines. Peas are stretchy but high in fiber, protein, vitamin A, vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, iron and zinc.

Dry weight about is about one quarter protein and one quarter sugar a lot of people think so that peas are just a poor man’s meat are a cheap restaurant site dish that just putts ‘’green’’’ on your plate. But this is not true because peas are little power house of nutrition that provide energy and boost to all the people. Peas are greatly beneficial for over health peas help in weight management peas are low fat but high very thing.

One cup of peas has less than 100 calories but infect lots of protein fiber and micro nutrients it helps to prevent stomach cancer because peas contain high amounts of health protective polyphone called coumostrol, which prevent stomach cancer. Peas help in strong immune system and high emery due to high level of anti-oxidant like flavonoids carotenoid, phenolic acid peas reduce the risk of wrinkles Alzheimer’s arthritis, bronchitis, osteoporosis and Candida due to peas strong and inflammatory properties.

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The result of excess of inflammation may lead to heart disease cancer and aging peas contain anti-inflammatory poly nutrient. Peas also contain omega 3 fat in the form of alpha linolenic acid. Peas maintain blood sugar regulation due to high fiber which slow and protein slow down how fast sugar are digested. The anti oxidants and anti inflammatory present in peas prevent insulin resistance which is type 2 diabetes.

The very important and major health benefits provided by are peas that prevent heart disease which are leading hazardous issue of today’s world again the anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory compound supports healthy blood vessels. The formation of plaque along our blood vessel. The walls start with chronic excessive oxidative stress and inflammation peas contain generous amount of vitamin B1 and floated b2, b3 and b6 which reduce homocysteine levels which are the risk factor for heart disease.

Peas are healthy for environment like for nitrogen fixation form the air and deposit in the soil. So by doing this reduces the need for artificial fertile because the main ingredient is nitrogen. After the harvesting of Peas, the remain in plant is easily breakdown to create more organic fertilizers for the soil.

Peas can prevent constipation due to high fiber content which improve bowel health an and peristalsis. Peas maintain healthy bone. One cup of peas contains 44% of vitamin k which helps to anchor calcium inside the bone. Last but not the least pea reduces bad cholesterol because of nicking in peas which reduce the production of triglycerides which result in less bad cholesterol and lowered triglyceride. Natural food is more beneficial than the artificial one, so they were the interesting health befits of peas so eat and enjoy good health.

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There are also some more and fantastic health benefits of peas which will really prove useful for fighting against more dangerous disease. Peas are such a natural food that provides us too many benefits .peas are considered as primary protein source. Peas are super food that is not only delicious but bring many benefits to our body .peas can be considered as protein group because contains high amount of protein. Peas are also high in foliate and vitamin B12 vit is said that ½ cup of peas serving contains 7g of fiber and most of fiber is insoluble.

Peas help to treat against celiac disease. The person suffering from this disease should not consume such kind of food which contains gluten and for these people the best source to get protein and fiber is peas because peas are gluten free. And gluten is present in wheat

Peas also contain high amount of vitamin c which can prevent skin damage by consumption of pea’s everyday keep the skin healthy as well as make it glow. Peas can combat aging. peas contain high antioxidant which neutralize the effect of free radicals which are main culprit in ageing process. Peas help to prevent anemic. Peas contain some amount of iron that promote red blood cells production and thus maintain normal blood function and prevent anemia.

Peas also maintain healthy nerve function because these contain potassium and magnesium which are important for muscle and nerve function. Peas also promote healthy eyes due to rich in vitamin A and beta carton that are beneficial in keeping healthy eyes and normal eyesight. Likewise there are too much health benefits of peas just like help to repair broken tissue maintain healthy hair prevent scurvy and treat chilblains due to the high amount of nutrient that it contains and prevent us away from these dangerous and life threading disease so Peas are natural beneficial food product for us.

Mujahid Ali

I have recently completed my Ph.D. in Institute of Horticultural Sciences, UAF previously worked as Visiting Lecturer in Horticulture UOS, worked as Research Fellow in ACIAR project on vegetables and worked as Teaching Assitant in Horticulture UAF. Moreover, Ph.D. IRSIP done in the United States.

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