The Health benefits of Black Eyed Peas are –
- Improve Digestion
Black-eyed peas contain a high amount of dietary fiber, this helps to promote regular bowel movements (removes waste products out of the body) and improves the digestive system. Black-eyed pea consumptions can also help prevent constipation.
Consuming black-eyed peas can increase in flatulence, and increased gas in some people.
- Boosts Skin and Eye Health
Black-eyed peas are also high in vitamin A which keeps skin and eyes healthy. Vitamin A in black-eyed peas can produce the pigments in the retina of the eye and also promotes good vision, particularly in low light.
- Soothes inflammation
By just including 1 – 2 servings of black-eyed peas every day can help your body in soothing chronic inflammation due to the anti-inflammatory effect present in black-eyed pea.
- Lower Blood Pressure and lowers risk of heart diseases
Black-eyed peas are rich in potassium; potassium plays a vital role in keeping a human body’s blood pressure levels at normal ranges and lowers your risk of getting heart disease. It has also been found that heart attack patients who have a moderate potassium level have a lower risk of death.
NOTE – Just a cup of black-eyed peas can provide you about 20 percent of your daily potassium requirements.
- Prevent Anemia
Black-eyed peas are high in iron and supplies adequate iron in your body which helps in preventing anemia. Anemia disease sufferer can also cause fatigue and weakness. Anemia occurs in our body when your blood has a lower than a normal number of red blood cells, you don’t have enough hemoglobin which means that your body has less oxygen than a normal body to supply in full parts of the body. If you eat black-eyed peas or iron-rich foods, then your iron levels increases, no. of red blood cells increases, hemoglobin increases oxygen rate increases and supply oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body. This iron-rich protein gives your blood its red color.
Black-eyed pea is also high in folate i.e. vitamin B which is necessary for our body to produce normal red blood cells.
- Increase Folate Intake
Black-eyed peas are high in folate, which is found to be a water-soluble vitamin B and helps our body to produce new red play cells. It also plays an important role in multiplying and synthesizing DNA.
A folate deficiency might cause anemia, poor immune system, and poor digestion. If a pregnant woman has a deficiency in folate, then it might cause neural tube defects, such as spina bifida.
People who are at maximum risk of a folate deficiency are pregnant and breastfeeding women, people on hemodialysis, alcoholic, people with liver disease, and people on medications for diabetes, methotrexate, and diuretics. Therefore, black-eyed peas have a lot of benefits in our body.
Author: Hiten Patil
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