Black-eyed peas are incredibly nutrient-dense, packing plenty of fiber and protein into each serving. They're also a good source of several important micronutrients, including folate, copper, thiamine, and iron.
Biomolecules from cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) can be beneficial in the reduction of hyperglycemia and strengthening the antioxidant status of individuals with diabetes.
Black eyed peas are a rich source of complex carbs, which take longer to digest than simple carbs, provide energy and fiber, and help with weight loss. Black eyed peas are also an excellent source of: Calcium. Iron.
For some people, black-eyed peas may cause stomach pain, gas, and bloating due to their content of raffinose, a type of fiber that can contribute to digestive issues. Soaking and cooking dried beans can reduce the content of raffinose and make them much easier to digest.
The peas, since they swell when cooked, symbolize prosperity; the greens symbolize money; the pork, because pigs root forward when foraging, represents positive motion. Cornbread, which represents gold, also often accompanies this meal. Several legends exist as to the origin of this custom.
These foods combat inflammation because they're loaded with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds, fiber, and protein. Add at least 2 servings of black beans, chickpeas, lentils, pinto beans, red beans, or black-eyed peas to your diet per week.
Due to their content of protein and soluble fiber, adding black-eyed peas to your diet is a great way to boost weight loss.
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