Black Eyed Peas a bean belonging to the vegetable group of the African food pyramid are one of my favorite African powerfoods. They are very versitile hence they can be prepared using differents methods and can be used as a good addition to thicken soups, stews or simply as a side dish. Because black-eyed peas are low in fat and low in calories, they are a healthier choice if you are currently on a weightloss program. If prepared in a healthy manner, they offer several health benefits like weight loss and preventing obesity-related diseases like heart attack, Diabetes etc.
Including black-eyed peas in your diet will help you nourish your body with the following nutrients:
Fiber is a nutrient that helps regulate your digestive system, and increasing your intake could help alleviate constipation, keeps cholesterol at healthy levels by preventing cholesterol from being absorbed into your bloodstream thereby reducing your risk of developing heart disease. Additionally, because high-fiber foods are digested slowly, they keep you feeling fuller for longer period, a factor which is important for weight control. Depending on the method of preparation black-eyed peas are high in fibre.
Getting the required amount of Potassium in our diet is necessary since helps keep your blood pressure levels at healthy numbers and in turn lowers your risk of heart disease. Potassium from black-eyed peas in your diet also supports the health of your muscles and bones.
For the vegetarian, black-eyed peas are a healthy alternative source of Protein for muscles, skin, hair and nails growth and repair and provides . provides energy to your body.
Black-eyed peas is a great source of Iron which prevents anemia, reducing fatigue and weakness. Iron carries oxygen throughout your body to your organs, cells and muscles, and if the supply is low you experience sluggishness.
- Make Koki – the healthier version.
- Wow guest with this black-eyed peas cupcakes.
- Enjoy a savory cake made from black-eyed peas.
- Make healthy Akara pancakes!
This is to your health!