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.

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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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4 Reasons You Should Add Spice To Your Life

Cayenne pepper, most commonly used in its powdered form, is a very spicy addition to any meal. On the Scoville Scale (the scale that rates the potency – spicy heat – of peppers) cayenne pepper rates in the middle at 30,000-50,000 heat units.

Native Americans have used cayenne pepper in their food and medicines for over 9000 years. I prefer cayenne to other hot sauce types, as it has a kind of heat that enhances flavor without sacrificing taste.

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1. Cayenne Pepper contains vitamins E, C, A, and B6, potassium, riboflavin, and manganese.

2. Cayenne Pepper is full of capsaicin. Various health benefits are attributed to the capsaicin found in cayenne peppers such as cinching your waistline. It can also be used topically for pain relief.

3. Cayenne Pepper helps produce saliva.
Having the correct amount of saliva is important to digestion and maintaining oral health.

4. Including cayenne pepper into your meals, especially breakfast, lessens your appetite throughout the entire day. Boost your metabolism and burn excess fat by consuming it daily.

 

A little cayenne pepper packs a lot of heat in recipes and even more in sauces. Adding this spice to your meals is very easy and surprisingly delicious.