Black-eyed peas aren’t talked about as often as they deserve. They’re often just lumped together with all the other beans and never given a second look, this is mostly due to the fact that the large majority of people prefer the taste of black, pinto or kidney beans when given the option. Today we’re here to show you, once and for all, why black-eyed peas need more love, as well as all the amazing, super-healthy things that they can do for you.
You can serve black-eyed peas in just about a million different ways, always a plus, seeing as it gives you free reign to pretty much flavor and texturize them anyway you want.
There are tons of recipes online so you can always find what you need there.
And last, but not least, don’t be afraid to experiment with them, they’re super versatile and lend themselves (both health-wise and taste-wise) to just about an dish you could ever dream of.
Here are 5 awesome health benefits that you get once you start eating more black-eyed peas. Enjoy!
1. High in fiber:
Number 1 on our list is fiber, and the fact that black-eyed peas have a lot of it. But what is fiber so good for? I mean, you here a lot about it, your always told that it’s super good for you, but what does it really do? Well, the answer to that question is…
Fiber is responsible for maintaining a healthy digestive process in your body, as well as decreasing constipation. It also helps reduce the risk of things like heart disease, diabetes and other illnesses. Getting the correct amount of fiber is extremely valuable for getting and maintaining a healthy weight
Oh, and in case you were wondering, black-eyed peas a lot of fiber. With a whole 8 grams of fiber in just one cup of them, which is nearly 22 percent of the recommended daily amount. That’s pretty good, considering how easy it is to eat a cup of beans.
2. High in iron:
Iron’s another thing that we’re always told is good for us, but what does it really do? Why should we really be eating more of it? What does it do for our bodies that SO important? Well, I’ll tell you, it prevents anemia, which in turn, reduces fatigue and weakness.
Iron also carries oxygen all throughout your entire body, supplying it to everywhere that needs. If the supply of iron is low, the supply of oxygen gets lower, which is unhealthy and also causes you to feel restless and sluggish at the same time.
3. Rich in Zinc:
Not much to say here, besides that Zinc is good and black-eyed peas help you get more of it. It helps your eyes and often reduces your risk of macular degeneration and night blindness…
All that, and it still finds time to boost your entire immune system, which then boosts the entire body. Pretty helpful all around.
4. High in protein:
It’s pretty simple, protein builds/makes up a lot of things in your body, including muscles, skin, hair and nails. If protein’s low, then all those things are low, along with a few othersNot only that, but protein helps cells in your body regenerate, as well as providing energy for you to use throughout your day.