Thursday, August 19, 2021

Health benefits of Green Peas


Health benefits of Green Peas

Green Pea is a species of Pisum Sativum, belongs to the family Fabaceae and native to western Asia from the Mediterranean Sea to the Himalaya Mountains. It is a green, pod-shaped vegetable and a cool season crop grown in many parts of the world for commercial purposes.

Nutritional Supplements

1. Carbohydrates

2. Sugars

3. Dietary fibre

4. Fat

5. Protein

6. Vitamin A

7. Thiamine (Vitamin B1)

8. Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

9. Niacin (Vitamin B3)

10. Pantothenic acid (B5)

11. Vitamin B6

12. Folate (Vitamin B9)

13. Vitamin C

14. Vitamin K

15. Tryptophan

16. Calcium

17. Copper

18. Iron

19. Magnesium

20. Phosphorus

21. Potassium

22. Zinc

23. Etc.

 

Health Benefits

1. Osteocalcin

Osteocalcin, secreted solely by osteoblasts found in green peas plays a important role in the body’s metabolic regulation and bone-building, according to the study of “The relationship between vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms and bone density, osteocalcin level and growth in adolescents” by Ozaydin E, Dayangac-Erden D, Erdem-Yurter H, Derman O, Co┼čkun T., posted in PubMed(1)

2. Vitamin C

Vitamin C, one of the powerful antioxidant, prevents bad cholesterol (LDL) building up as plaque in the arteries causing heart attack or stroke, according to the study of “Coronary heart disease prevention: nutrients, foods, and dietary patterns” by Bhupathiraju SN, Tucker KL., posted in PubMed(2)

3. Osteoporosis

By maintaining the proper ratio of magnesium and calcium, Green peas helps to build astrong bone, by enhancing the body in absorbing calcium due to the proper ratio of magnesium and calcium, according to the study of “Association of hip fracture incidence and intake of calcium, magnesium, vitamin D, and vitamin K.” by Yaegashi Y, Onoda T, Tanno K, Kuribayashi T, Sakata K, Orimo H., posted in PubMed(3)

4. Immune system

Since green peas contains many antioxidants, it enhances the immune system fighting against forming of free radicals, thus reducing the risk of radical forming of heart diseases irregular cells growth cause of tumors and cancers, according to the study of “Effects of antioxidants on immune system ageing” by De la Fuente M., posted in PubMed(4)

5. Folate

Folate plays a critical role in proper DNA synthesis and cell division, according to the study of “Folate stimulation of wound DNA synthesis” by Zhang XJ, Chinkes DL, Herndon DN., posted in PubMed(5), thus preventing low birth weight and developmental and long-term adverse health outcomes, according to the study of “Effects of folate and vitamin B12 deficiencies during pregnancy on fetal, infant, and child development” by Molloy AM, Kirke PN, Brody LC, Scott JM, Mills JL.posted in PubMed(6)

6. Etc.

Side Effects

1. Since it contains a measured amount of Purines, it may cause health problems for people with untreated kidney disease.

2. Etc.

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