Try This Old-New Superfood: Peas
It’s time to rethink our love-hate relationship with peas!
We love them because they add a lot of variety to our diets and contain a long list of nutrients, and sometimes we avoid them because we think they contain too many starchy carbs.But, peas are one of the most nutrient-dense foods you’ll find … and when it comes to eating healthy, nutrient-dense is where it is at!
They’re high in fiber, a good source of plant protein, and they can help keep your blood sugar steady because of their low glycemic index!
The unique combo of nutrients in peas can help maintain heart, eye, brain and bone health while protecting against cancer, diabetes and blood disorders.
Our challenge this week is to eat a couple servings of peas, in whatever form makes you happy.
Get a load of this list of nutrients in a half-cup, for just 62 calories:
- Fiber: 4 grams
- Protein: 4 grams
- Carbs: 11 grams
- Vitamin A: 34% of the RDI
- Vitamin K: 24% of the RDI
- Vitamin C: 13% of the RDI
- Thiamine: 15% of the RDI
- Folate: 12% of the RDI
- Manganese: 11% of the RDI
- Iron: 7% of the RDI
- Phosphorus: 6% of the RDI
You can eat peas raw, steamed, crispy and dried, and you can even drink protein-packed pea milk, which is now available in many grocery stores near nut milks. It’s a lot creamier than nut milks and doesn’t taste one bit like peas.
Are you in for this challenge? Let us know!