SERVING SIZE: 1/2 c
How Can This Ayurvedic Food Make You Feel Great?
Sweet peas sometimes get a bad rep for being the sweetest, most non-nutritious member of the legume family. But this couldn't be farther from the truth! Not only are sweet peas a good source of fiber and protein, but they are also high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients. This means protection from oxidation damage and certain cancers. In fact, there is some research that is actually showing that sweet peas are a good source of omega-3s and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which are both widely popularized right now for their many health benefits.
In addition to their nutritional benefits, sweet peas are normally very kid-friendly, which can be a blessing if you have a household of picky eaters. So, next time you are short on time for dinner, a bag of frozen sweet peas may just be the quick, easy, healthy side dish you've been seeking!
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WHY EAT AN AYURVEDIC DIET?Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. An Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body type and the specific imbalances you are working with at any given time. Ayurveda shows you your specific body type’s needs and what should be favored in your Ayurvedic menu. Watch as you eat less but feel more satisfied because what you are eating truly nourishes you. Since Ayurveda believes all disease begins in the digestive tract, food is your first medicine. By eating a healthy diet that’s ideal for your body, you experience optimal health.
Are Sweet Peas Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
AYURVEDIC MEDICINAL BIOCHARACTERISTICSWhat is the biocharacteristic theory of medicine?
Experiences are PersonalExperiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Here are the herbal actions of Sweet Peas:
APPETITE-SUPPRESSANTSuppresses hunger without causing weight gain
Energy Vitality Strength:
ANTI-INFLAMMATORYReduces inflammation in the body. Different herbs and carriers target different body systems.
GENERAL-LAXATIVEPromotes a bowel movement. General laxative is an umbrella term that refers to several different types of laxatives...
High Fiber Laxative
HIGH-FIBER-LAXATIVEA class of laxative that adds bulk and water to stools. The size of a stool stimulates peristalsis and the stool passes more easily through the colon. It is important to drink plenty of water when using high fiber laxatives, as they can be dehydrating.
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HOW DOES EATING AYURVEDICALLY MAKE YOU FEEL?Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. Food digests with ease when right for your body type (dosha). Healthy digestion is seen as the cornerstone of well-being in Ayurveda. Healthy digestion generally prevents illness. If you do get sick, a strong digestive fire reduces the severity of illness and increases your resilience. It also improves your mood. Once you begin eating Ayurvedically, you will feel refreshed, vital and strong.
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Comments & Impressions of 'Sweet Peas'Do you like 'sweet peas'? Why or why not? What makes it unique? Is there something you'd like to know about 'sweet peas'?
a traditional home remedy forThis information has not been validated by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
PoopConstipation, Rabbit pellet / Hard lumpy stool
DigestionDiverticulosis / Diverticulitis, Pain right lower abdomen
About the AuthorJohn Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda. His approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda , which specializes in digestive tract pathology & Ayurvedic nutrition. John and his wife Natalie recently published Explore Your Hunger: A Guide to Hunger, Appetite & Food.
John's interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, including his public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well.