5 Reasons You Should Be Eating More Green Peas

Peas are one of my favorite vegetables, and I love to eat them all the time. Frozen peas are my favorite and next are snap peas. I don’t like peas in a can though. Nope. pexels-photo-768092

Did you know that peas are full of protein and lots of other good stuff, too? Here’s all the great stuff about peas.

Healthy Bones

Peas are full of Vitamin K and a cup of peas is 50% of your daily K intake. This vitamin is vital for healthy and strong bones making peas a great choice.

High in Protein

Eating protein increases hormones in the body that reduce your appetite. One cup of peas contains 8 grams of protein. Peas are a great meat-free protein source.

Regulates Blood Sugar

Fiber and protein are good at controlling blood sugar because of they way the are absorbed. This helps keep your blood sugar regulated, even after eating them.

Improves Your Eyespexels-photo

Peas contain lutein and vitamin A, both which protect your eyes. Vitamin A protects the surface of your eyes and lutein has antioxidant properties that defends against cataracts.

Boosts Your Energy

If you want more energy, you need more Iron, and peas are full of it. If you have low Iron you will feel extra tired and unable to focus. Eating peas will clear brain fog and give you a natural boost.

There are so many things you can do with peas, from a simple side dish to an addition in so many meals. Yum, peas!

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Healthy Traveler’s Tips: Introduction

Love to travel but dislike the unhealthy post trip feeling? Maybe you don’t love to travel all the time but work or personal life has you constantly on the go?

Let me tell you, there’s a way to travel healthfully and it really only takes a little extra IMG_20170604_173802effort to pull it off.

As a former preventative wellness employee and a current preventative wellness enthusiast, if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s this.

You can’t look and feel healthy without a healthy diet. You just can’t.

And I get it. Life is busy and time is short. But I’m here to show you there are no excuses and there are healthy options everywhere.

Being on the road is no exception. Don’t believe me? I’ll show you how.

You’ll be surprised when you see how many healthy delicious things you can find IMG_20170611_071533when you’re on the road. Whether it’s work or fun, let me show you how easy it is to treat your body well when you’re in new environments.

The other part of a healthful life, get up and move. Everyday, no matter what. You only have time for a 10 minute walk? Do it. Need to get to the gym at least every other day to keep sane? Get there.

For a great core workout, a treadmill circuit, or a leg day, check out the links. If yoga is Y3 (1)more your speed, these moves are great too. Always keep moving, it’s easily one of the best things you can do for yourself. Here’s why:

Five Reasons to Move More Each Day:

  1. move more to reduce and maintain body fat
  2. move more to improve your mood
  3. move more to help you sleep better
  4. move more to keep your immune system strong
  5. move more to help you stay more focused

This could be as little as taking the steps. But do it everywhere you go. Just make sure that you get up and move everyday.

Watch for my travel tips to come! Leave any questions in the comments and be sure to check out some of my favorite travel must-haves below:

 This water bottle is BPA free and you can take it anywhere!

 My fleece blanket is pink, but I don’t travel without it!

 

 

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Essential oils are my go to for everyday life and travel too. My top three oil blends are used for allergies, my face, and a preventative oil blend I call, “No Sick.”

Want to order oils through me?  My Young Living member number is 3682018 and I would love to help introduce and teach you about oils.