Green peas are one of the most loved winter foods. Green peas make it to almost all our winter recipes. Tiny and delicious green peas are loaded with fibre, protein, vitamins, and other essential nutrients.
Green peas not only enhance the flavour of our favourite winter recipes but also fuel our body with the much-required nutrients. Peas have multiple benefits for our health, especially our bones.
Recently, Acharya Balkrishna, M.D. Patanjali Ayurved Ltd Haridwar & co-founder of Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust Haridwar took to his Instagram handle and shared how green peas can help boost our bone health.
His Instagram post read, "Green peas have vitamin K and protein in a good amount which helps you get rid of bone diseases. Consuming green peas helps prevent Osteoporosis."
Green Peas Health Benefits
Green Peas Are Filling
Because green peas are packed with fiber and protein, they keep you fuller for longer. This is because protein and fiber take longer to digest. If you are on a weight loss journey, you should add green peas to your diet. They will help reducing your appetite. This further helps you consume fewer calories and makes you lose weight.
Green Peas Is Good For Diabetics
Consuming green peas helps you in regulating healthy blood sugar levels. Green peas have a low GI score which makes them a diabetic-friendly food. According to a lot of studies, green peas help in preventing the rise of blood sugar levels in the body. Making it a part of your regular diet also helps reduce the risk of diabetes.
Green Peas Prevents High Blood Pressure
Hypertension or high blood pressure is one of the biggest reasons behind heart problems. Green peas have magnesium, potassium, and calcium present in green peas help in reducing blood pressure. The fiber content present in green peas also helps in lowering levels of bad cholesterol in the body. Antioxidants present in green peas also boost heart health.
Green Peas Boosts Immunity
Green peas is packed with vitamin C and antioxidants which help in boosting immunity. This makes them a great food to be added to our diet especially now when the risk of getting infected by the deadly coronavirus is high.
Ways To Add Green Peas To Diet
There are different ways you can add green peas to your everyday diet to enjoy their health benefits.
Add Peas To Your Rice
If you are a rice person you will love adding green peas to your recipe. They add a rich flavour and aroma to your pulao. Peas pulao can be enjoyed as is or with raita or gravy of your choice. Green peas make your meal wholesome.
Make Peas A Part Of Your Snacks
Keep boiled green peas handy all the time. These can be added to your everyday snacks like sandwiches, cutlets. Just mash some peas with potatoes, season with your favourite spices and your sandwich spread is ready. Green peas make you sandwiches and cutlets healthier and filling.
Throw In Some Peas In Your Soups
If you are a soup lover, you can add some boiled green peas to your soups. Soups will not only add great flavour to your soups but also make them filling. Peas will also give a nice texture to your soup.
Add To Your Salad
Another easy way of adding green peas to your diet is by topping your homemade salads with them. It can be your pasta salad, potato salad, green salad or a potato salad. Just add some boiled peas and it will instantly lift the flavour of your salad.
Easy Green Peas Recipes
Green Pea Salad
This is an easy-to-make, quick snack that can be enjoyed anytime.
Ingredients Required -
- 1 Cup Green Peas
- 2 Chopped Tomatoes
- 1 Chopped Onion
- 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
- 1 Tsp Lemon Juice
- Salt And Pepper To Taste
In a bowl, add boiled green peas, chopped tomatoes, and onions.
Top it with mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Mix well. Enjoy!
Green Pea Sandwich
This one is super filling and a tasty evening snack.
Ingredients Required -
- 1 Cup Boiled Green Peas
- Bread Slices
- Tomato Slices
- Cucumber Slices
- Salt And Pepper As Per Taste
- 1 Tsp Cream Or Mayonnaise
- 2 Tsp Curd
- Tomato Ketchup As Required
- 2-3 Tbsp Chopped Onions
- 2-3 Tbsp Chopped Capsicum
- In a bowl, add green peas and mash.
- Add cream or mayonnaise, curd, and tomato ketchup.
- Next add onions, capsicum and mix well.
- On a slice of bread, add the green peas filling.
- Next place tomato and cucumber slices.
- Cover with another bread slice.
- Make more sandwiches as required.
We hope this guide helps you add green peas to your daily diet. If you are undergoing medical treatment then make sure you consult your doctor before adding green peas to your diet. For more such health-related stories, stay tuned!
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