"Pass the Peas, Please!"
Insight on the Powerful Nutrition in Green Peas
As a source of vitamin K, manganese, thiamin, copper, vitamin C, phosphorous, and folate, green peas offer a remarkable nutrition profile. They’re the number-two food ingredient in Liquid Hope and – together with Liquid Hope’s other powerful ingredients – work synergistically to help support good health.
So why else are peas so good for you? There are five lesser-known reasons why you should include more green peas and products with green peas (like Liquid Hope!) in your diet.
Thanks to their high fiber content (one cup provides 8 grams!), green peas may help with reducing the body’s glycemic response.
Gastrointestinal function (i.e. the work of your digestive system) may be improved with the addition of peas. One study by Dahl et al. demonstrated that adding just 4 grams of fiber from pea hulls per day resulted in a significant increase in bowel movement frequency… especially in those who started the study with a low bowel movement frequency.
Green peas offer a myriad of potent antioxidants. One of its powerful antioxidants includes coumestrol, a polyphenol.
Green peas contain healthy saponins, which may interfere with the reabsorption of cholesterol in the digestive tract.
Phenolic acids and flavanols in the green peas provide additional antioxidant and anti-inflammatory support.
Green peas aren’t just some starchy vegetable we should dismiss and refrain from consuming. Rather, as described here, green peas provide excellent nutritional and antioxidant benefits.
US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Nutrient Data Laboratory. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 27. Version Current: August 2014. Internet: http://www.ars.usda.gov/ba/bhnrc/ndl Wendy J. Dahl, Lauren M. Foster and Robert T. Tyler (2012). Review of the health benefits of peas (Pisum sativum L.). British Journal of Nutrition, 108, pp S3-S10. doi:10.1017/S0007114512000852.