(Watch the Video to See how Easy These are to Prep)
Sugar Snap Peas are an extremely beneficial food
that not only provide loads of nutrients, but aid in blood-sugar regulation and heart health.
They’re rich with antioxidants
such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Zinc, flaveniods, carotenoids, and phenolic acids.
They’re loaded with anti-inflammatory phytonutrients
known to be associated with lower risk of most inflammatory diseases, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and arthritis.
You may be surprised to hear that peas contain Omega-3 fat
in the form of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). In one cup of green peas, you can expect to find about 30 milligrams of ALA.
Known for their substantial amounts of protein and fiber
green peas and their fellow legumes have about 8-10 grams of these macronutrients per cup.
Eating legumes on a regular basis will help improve long term blood sugar control
because they directly slow the uptake of sugar and carbohydrate into the blood. They also help to reduce absorption of unhealthy fats from our digestive system, and all of these benefits promote the health of our cardiovascular system.
It is recommended that we eat
3 cups of legumes per week.
Are you eating enough legumes?
If you want to see how you can eat more legumes in an easy, delicious way, or if you’re ready to clean up your diet to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy proteins and whole grains, you’re ready for my online class MindBodyBlast. (We tackle the healthy proteins and legumes in week 4.) See more about it at MindBodyBlast.com
Let me know
how you eat your legumes, and sugar snap peas, in the comments below!
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