Peas : Vegetable benefits

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They contain a better source of proteins than grains are also a good source for essential for amino-acids.

  • Peas are low glycemic index and gluten free.
  • It is an ideal protein, particularly when combined with meat and ground dehydrated meat.
  • As they contain little fat, they reduce risks related to cholesterol and diabetes
  • Peas contain a relatively high concentration of insoluble fibers that contribute to reducing the appetite and dogs thus feel satisfied longer.
  • Pea fibers contribute to maintaining the amount and consistency of stools, which reduces the risk of diarrhea or constipation. They have a double interest, when running down the colon, they regulate moisture. If it is too humid, they reject water through the colon. If the moisture is insufficient, they attract moisture so as not to constipate the dog.
  • Peas contain a number of phytonutrients, including saponins, flavonols and phenolic acids. The latter works as antioxidants.
  • Peas contain a good amount of lutein and zeaxanthin: two antioxidant compounds that are associated with a lower risk of muscle degeneration and cataract (two eye diseases).
  • According to some research, pea consumption contributes to the prevention of some forms of cancer, particulary colon and lung cancer, as well as cardiovascular illnesses and is excellent against diabetes
  • Several studies showed that dogs like their flavor and easily accept them in their food.

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