Did you know that this year was declared as the ‘International Year of Pulses’ by the United Nations back in 2013? Well, pulses are, after all, a great source of proteins and amino-acids that help fight off obesity, diabetes, cancer and coronary conditions. Take peas for instance. Who knew that the tiny little bean was power packed with proteins that can do everything - from helping repair muscles to keeping your immunity levels high? Whether frozen or fresh, peas contain several elements that act as good restoring agents for the human body.
The amazing health benefits of dry peas
Amino acids are building blocks of the human body tissue, muscles, hormones and enzymes. Pea proteins are excellent repair agents for your muscles and tissues. If you're allergic to popular sources of protein such as milk or fish, try pea protein!
The amino acids responsible for muscle building are called Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) - one of the major constituents of pea protein. Hence, pea protein is recommended for children and aging adults as their muscles need more efficient repairing. Those who lead active sporting and outdoor lifestyles also undergo faster and more frequent wear and tear of muscles, calling for an additional intake of protein. Himalaya's HiOwna contains a good amount of pea protein along with milk protein, making it a reliable source of high quality proteins for all age groups.
Pump up the Iron
30% of a pea protein serving is comprised of iron. Iron is essential for the transportation of oxygen and also for the continued regeneration of cells in the blood. It also ensures proper functioning of the liver, making it a vital element in the diet of both children and adults alike.
It isn’t an exaggeration then that the UN aims to raise awareness among people across the globe about the nutritional benefits of pulses. Going to think twice before we call someone 'pea-brained', aren't we!