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Peas-Small Wonders For Health

Health Benefits And Natural Remedies of Peas

Peas are small wonders for health. Researches have found that they contain substances that can prevent cancer, lower cholesterol and alleviate symptoms of the common cold.

 

The compound in peas that helps fight cancer is called chlorophyllin which is the pigment that gives peas their shiny green hue. Chlorophyllin attaches to carcinogens (cancer causing chemicals) and helps to prevent them from being absorbed.

 

It has been known for a long time that eating dietary fiber is one of the best ways to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease and other health problems. Green peas are an excellent source of fiber. In the intestine the fiber binds with bile, a digestive fluid high in cholesterol and removes it from the body. This automatically brings cholesterol levels down. In addition, peas have been found to contain a lot of vitamins especially vitamin C, which help to reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease and the common cold.

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