Peas are one of the most common vegetables around. Unfortunately, many people, especially kids, do not like eating this vegetable, or any vegetable for that matter. However, one should learn to eat and enjoy peas as they contain considerable amount of essential nutrients and other health benefits.
Among health benefits of peas include the following:
For one, green peas have only 62 calories per half-cup serving or around 170 grams, majority of which comes from carbohydrates. In addition, peas are also rich in fiber, protein, vitamins A, K, and C, folate, iron, and antioxidants, to name a few.
For vegetarians/vegans, peas are a heaven-sent. Peas are one great alternative to meat due to its protein content. It combines with fiber to make you feel full even when consumed in small amounts. With that said, peas are also a great food to eat when you’re on a diet.
Peas have low glycemic index (GI) which helps in regulating blood sugar levels. Since peas are also rich in protein and fiber, it can further aid in controlling blood sugar levels as well. Hence, eating green peas can be beneficial for diabetics.
Green peas are said to aid in the prevention of certain diseases such as heart problems, cancer, and diabetes. This is because green peas contain minerals good for the heart and antioxidants that can help reduce the risk of cancer.
Whether fried, baked, mashed, or boiled, a lot of people cannot resist the goodness of potatoes. They are also easy to grow, packed with lots of nutrients, and can be made into delicious meals and snacks.
Among health benefits of the humble potato are as follows:
Potatoes contain numerous nutrients such as iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, and zinc that helps in maintaining good bone health. Plus, the iron and zinc content of potatoes results to the production of collagen that helps in improving skin health.
Potatoes also contain nutrients such as potassium which is revealed to help in the reduction of blood pressure. In addition, potassium also promotes vasodilation, or expanding of the blood vessels.
This tuber also contains choline that is essential for cognitive and muscle development. Plus, it also aids in maintaining overall brain health.
For one, potatoes make you feel full and decrease appetite. Plus, it also contains dietary fibers that can help improve your digestive system.
Garam masala, which is used in this featured dish, is common in Indian and South Asian cuisines. It is known for its distinct spicy aroma and taste. It can be cooked with meat or veggies.
While some may be turned off with the smell of curry or garam masala, a lot of people actually loved it. Nonetheless, eating curry provides several health benefits such as the following:
With all the above-mentioned health benefits of this recipe, there’s no reason not to try Pea and Potato Curry. It’s also a great recipe for all, whether you’re a meat-lover or a vegetarian. Everyone can make this simple dish, whether you’re an amateur or a veteran in the kitchen.
You can also enjoy this dish with rice or bread. Likewise, you can also cook the recipe with more sauce or a little dried up. You can also mash some potatoes while cooking the dish to make the sauce with thicker consistency. Some even add yogurt on the dish, too!
There are countless possible ways to enjoy Pea and Potato Curry – it’s just a matter of personal preference. Nonetheless, there’s no way you’re going to resist this sumptuous dish, so try it now!
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