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    Five Reasons Why Snap Peas Are a Perfect Healthy Snack..

    Five reasons snap peas are a great snack:
    1. They can boost your immunity: These peas are high in beta carotene and vitamin A. Retinol, which is a derivative of vitamin A, plays a pivotal role in the development of our immune cells, which fight off foreign invaders and keeps us healthy.

    2. Peas are good for your bones: Sugar snap peas are a great source of vitamin K, which has been shown to not only aid in the creation of new bone cells, but also helps prevent fractures and even some forms of bone cancer.

    3. They're the ultimate guilt-free sweet snack: Sugar snap peas have a glycemic index of five, which means that they won't send your blood sugar on a roller coaster ride and can aid in the prevention of diabetes. Low-glycemic diets also help decrease fat stores and discourage insulin resistance, so you can shed pounds while still satisfying your sweet tooth.

    4. Snap peas help prevent fatigue: Sugar snap peas contain 18 percent of the daily recommended intake of dietary iron in one cup. Iron has been shown to reduce female fatigue, even in non-iron deficient women.

    5. Up your daily fibre intake: Snap peas contain 4.5g of dietary fibre and 5g of protein per cup. A plant-based diet high in protein and fibre is the perfect recipe for a balanced weight-loss regime with long-lasting results. Snap peas can also be combined with lima beans to create a complete amino acid profile.



    Sesame snap peas stir-fry

    Ingredients:
    4 cups (750ml) snap peas
    2 tsp (10ml) olive oil
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1 tsp (5ml) ginger root, minced
    2 tbsp (30ml) water
    1/2 tsp (2ml) sesame oil, toasted
    1/4 tsp (1ml) sea salt
    1 tbsp sesame seeds, black and/or white

    Directions:
    1. Trim the tip of each sugar snap pea. Set aside.

    2. In large skillet, warm olive oil over medium heat; sauté garlic and ginger until fragrant, about one minute.

    3. Add peas and water. Cover and steam until tender-crisp, about three minutes.

    4. Garnish with a drizzle of sesame oil, sea salt and sesame seeds.
    Makes four servings
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    Snap peas are good I'm glad you are wearing the hammer I gave you as a avatar

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    Snap peas are a very tasty, portable snack! It is fun to buy them from the outdoor market during the summer, and it's not uncommon to see small piles of the pods littering the streets here.
    Let us not desire delights, daughters; we are well-off here; the bad inn lasts for only a night.
    -St. Teresa of Avila

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