Cancers, especially, stomach cancer occurs mostly due to less concentration of antioxidants like polyphenols in the body. Peas contain the polyphenol, coumestrol, which provides unique anti-cancer effects.
Blood Sugar Regulation:
High protein and fiber content of peas helps to maintain the blood sugar levels in the body. The dietary fibers in green peas help better regulation of carbohydrates in the body, which keeps the sugar levels steady, along with lowering the fasting blood sugar levels. The unique antioxidants present in peas also prevent oxidative stress, which indirectly reduces inflammation. Inflammation is an important parameter which causes diabetes II.
Antioxidants present in peas prevent the formation of plaque along the blood vessels. Plaque formation is a major effect that arises after oxidative stress and inflammation. Green peas provide high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, especially alpha-linolenic acid. Choline, which is a cardioprotective vitamin, is provided in huge amounts by this green vegetable.