March 5th 2014 07:12
Toss them into salads, puree them into soup, or hide them in your mashed potatoes. Any way you eat them, green peas just might take years off your face.
That's because this tiny green legume is loaded with natural face-lifting nutrients that help tighten and lift skin, writes Allison Tannis in her book Feed Your Skin, Starve Your Wrinkles.
Pass the Peas, Please
Peas actually have skin-buoying compounds almost too numerous to name. But Tannis notes three particular skin-friendly nutrients -- vitamin B6, vitamin C, and folate (folic acid). They do a good job of countering the inflammation and free radical damage that can deplete skin of its natural stores of collagen and elastin -- proteins your skin needs to stay firmed, toned, and in bounce-back shape. (Here's another way to protect collagen. Give stress the boot.)
Pleasing Ways to Serve Peas
Yep, it's time to baby your face by falling back in love with peas. Here's a few ways to jazz up your plate with this sweet, little treat.
Add them to your salad. Peas are a staple at salad bars across the country. Toss a half cup in your salad when at home or on-the-go.
Spruce up a main dish. Whether you're craving a low-fat tuna casserole or a bowl of whole grain pasta with olive oil and Parmesan cheese, peas pack a punch your taste buds (and skin) will love.
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