60 Second Peas
Did you know that the entire pea plant is edible? Young pea vines are prized in the culinary world for their grassy pea-like flavor.
The main phytonutrient in peas is quercetin, a powerful antioxidant. They are also a source of highly digestible protein often found in plant-based protein supplements. Peas contain an amino acid, which contains minerals and prebiotics, that helps the gut and muscles.
We have been told to stay away from peas because of their starchy content, but the starch in them seems to help keep blood sugar levels level and not cause a spike. They can also be added to a paleo diet because they are lower in phytates and lectins than other legumes, are high in fiber and contain resistant starch that helps keep after-meal blood sugar levels steady.
Several Standard Process products — organic and nutrient-rich supplements available only through doctors which are for sale at our wellness center — -contain pea vine juice. When you take these supplements, you are getting something that your body will use to grow healthier.
Ask about Standard Process products during your next appointment.
Dr. Thorburn is a Registered Nurse and a Doctor of Chiropractic. She also has advanced training in nutrition. Take advantage of her 46 years of experience!