Pea is rich in vitamins, minerals and an excellent source of fiber and nutrients that can help preserve health.
It maintains bone health and cardiovascular circulatory system because it is an excellent source of vitamin K (24% of the recommended daily intake), which activates osteocalcin, which helps incorporation of calcium in bones and maintains normal blood clotting. Moreover it is a good source of folic acid and vitamin B6, nutrients that prevent the buildup of homocysteine, which disrupts the binding of collagen in bones, causing osteoporosis and contributes to atherosclerosis.
Pea also provides nutrients that help in the prevention of cancer, for example, vitamin C, and which is effective as an antioxidant. Vitamin C protects the DNA from damage, helps the body in fighting impurity and toxic substances from the environment, boosts immune function and inhibits the carcinogenic substances in the body (for example Nitrosamines). Beta-carotene, provitamin Vitamin A, is also contained in pea, and aids in the prevention of various types of cancer and heart disease.
Pea is a good source of iron (10% of the recommended daily intake), which is necessary for the construction of cells in the blood, and the lack of which causes anemia, fatigue and a weakened immune system.
Fiber can help prevent colon cancer.
This is a recipe for the cleaned peas, which can be fresh or frozen.
• 2 cups of peas
• 1 avocado
• 1 1/2 cups of almond milk
• 1 small onion
• 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
• 1/2 teaspoon pepper (or to taste)
- Put aside a half cup of peas.
- In a blender put the rest of the peas, avocado, almond milk, and salt and pepper, and mix with mixer.
- Put salt and pepper to taste.
- Pour into a bowl and top with peas that you put aside and the grinded onion.