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The Unbelievable Benefits of Eating Peas

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The green plant has been known since ancient times for its nutritional properties and the fact that it acts as an aphrodisiac. Many modern day scientists have also confirmed that peas increase libido.

It's well known that dishes with peas are beneficial for overall body health, due to their high content of proteins, micronutrients and various vitamins.

Peas are among the few members of the bean family sold fresh, although that only makes up about 5% of the pea harvest, the rest are sold frozen or canned.

Frozen peas are preferred to canned, since they retain their taste and have less sodium.

Green peas provide nutrients that are important for maintaining bone health. They are a source of vitamin K, some of which the body converts into K2, which activates osteocalcin - the main protein in bones which drops calcium molecules down into the inside of the bone.

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By consuming peas you can alleviate a bloated stomach, see an increased metabolism in the body and lose weight easy. Dishes with peas, when eaten regularly, decrease the risk of cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

Peas are a great source of fiber, containing over 4 g per 1/2 cup. Sufficient quantities of fiber are of critical importance not just for proper digestion but for colon health as well.

They also help lower the risk of many chronic diseases.

Green peas are also a very excellent source of folic acid and vitamin B6. They help decrease the metabolic byproduct called homocysteine which can hinder the cross-linking of collagen, which in turn leads to poor bone matrix and osteoporosis.

Peas contain iron and minerals needed for the normal formation of blood cells, deficiency of which leads to anemia, fatigue and decreased immune defenses.

According to experts, 1/2 cup of peas contains as much proteins as 1 tbsp of peanut butter, excluding the fat found in the latter.