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The Green in Peas May Mean Go for It

By Tom Herrin

Searching through all the foods that people don’t like is a constant process.  The list is pretty long and often very predictable. Some people choose foods based on shape or color.  Other people simply don’t like the sound of the food or know someone who doesn’t like it themselves. It is a little funny just how they go about selecting what to eat and like.  We all have certain prejudices about what must be good. Introducing children to foods at the right time is important in helping them so develop a taste for various things. As parents, we have to be careful not to influence our children about something that we may not have liked in the past.  One of the best known foods in this category is peas. They actually can taste pretty good and do a lot of good things for health.

They May Slow Age-related Problems

Peas are pretty high in antioxidants.  This means that they can help to fight against several of the things that cause problems that are most often associated with aging.  Some dementia, cancers, heart issues, and other joint and bone problems can be slowed by the effects that antioxidants can have on the body.

They Are High in Fiber

Peas contain some pretty powerful things.  They have a lot of protein. This means they may be used in place of meats that may have so many other harmful effects.  Less fat is always healthier. They have a high fiber content as well. Protein and fiber can combine to help people to feel fuller.  Since they are relatively low in calories, this makes them a good food for those who are trying to lose weight. It is one of the easier foods to consume with that kind of ability.

They Are Environmentally Friendly

Peas are one of those foods that almost take care of themselves.  You can harvest them and then work whatever is left back into the soil.  This becomes a sort of self fertilizer. They requires little water so that there is no big demand on the water supply.  They are pretty easy to grow if you have an interest in growing your own food. You can do so just about anywhere.  It can be a pretty good feeling to grow something yourself that can be added to your regular menu as part of a healthier diet.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Austin, Tex.


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