Peas: An Often Overlooked Treasure

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Peas

You’ll be ecstatic to know that I am now back in the game as a writer after a short time away from words. During my time working in advertising (6 months ago) I seemed to have plenty of time to write. I then moved on and worked in Recruitment until December. This, as you would expect, left me with around 0 days spare time per week and approximately 0g of energy to type. After getting screwed over by what/who can only be described as a ‘con-man’, I was jobless. A couple of days later I bounced back and got a job as a Barista in a lovely coffee shop. This all ended last week when I was thrown across the kitchen of said coffee shop via electric shock. Needless to say I am not returning to an environment that poses such lovely surprises. So it’s back to writing!

You may be less ecstatic to learn my return post is about peas. I’d say 60% of people I know would happily pick peas out of a pea dish – despite it being a tedious activity.

Peas are often overlooked. I mean, really, who LOVES peas? They aren’t as fashionable as the sweet potato and they don’t sit so nicely on a pizza as their cousin, The Sweetcorn.

There are, however, some exceptional benefits of eating peas:

  • They are high in most things EXCEPT for fat. They contain micronutrients, fibre and protein but contain very few calories.
  • They contain lots of something called coumestrol which is said to help prevent stomach cancer.
  • The antioxidants in them give you energy, can boost your immune system and make you look younger.
  • Peas contain phytonutrients that are anti-inflammatory (preventing wrinkles, arthritis and bronchitis). Their anti-inflammatory properties also help maintain healthy blood vessels.

If you’d like some delicious recipes for peas, visit this interesting site.

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  2. А това е да се върнат и да обяснят на простия български народ, че като го мамят, Zначи са велики! Haha, nqma smisyl da se obnqqsva na takiva kato vas. Zashtoto ne si struva da se vlagat usiliqta da obnqqsvash na nqkoi, koito ne razbira i ne iska da 4ue. Ili za syjalenie se zablujdavash, 4e sa dostato4no inteligentni da razberat. No, uvi Za razlika ot Vas, Bai Ganio e izlqzyl ot Bg i e vidql za kakvo stava vypros, a ne si e stoql v gorata, zablujdavaiki se kolko mu e dobre. Ili kato edin drug vid individi, koito otivat v 4ujbina, zavladqni ot velikiq si Bg mantalitet i psevdo-patriotizym nikoga ne osyznavat, 4e ne sa tam. Vinagi drugite sa prosti, nevyzptani i ne mogat da se obosnovavat. Otnosno pola na Bai Ganio, ne znam, zashto reshihte, moje bi zashtoto kato vseki tipi4en bylgarin jenite sa umstveno po-slabiq pol, che sym jena. Kato Vi e tolkova poznata bylgarskata psihika bi trqbvalo mnogo dobre da znaete, kakyv e principa da gledame v 4ujdata 4iniq i da se uspokoqvame, 4e drugite sa po-zle . V tozi slu4ai oba4e, tova e pove4e plasheshto, otkolkoto uspokoqvashto. No ste tolkova intelingenten mlad myj, nai- veroqtno, kym koito trqbva da se obryshtat podobavashto (ne znam v koe lice, moje bi Vie, za syjalenie ste predstavitel na golqma 4ast ot Bg narod kakto sam kazvate Мечо Пух08/03/2009 • 23:35 мдам, българите сме малък, но изключително прост народ! haha sig izklju4vate sebe si ), 4e nqma smisyl da Vi se kazva zashto. Moje bi ako ste v dylbokata gora Schwarzwald i se zavyrnete ottam moje i o4i v o4i da se diskutira s Vas, toku vij ste razbrali-nadejdata posledna umira. za syjlanie, kakto s pove4eto zavladqni ot sebe si patrioti s vas ne moje da se spori. No na nikoi ne mu e zabraneno da me4tae i svetyt na prikazkite e prekrasen i kato edna istinska mechka se nadqvam nqkoga da se sybudite ot zimniq si syn. I ako, nadqvam se kato uvajavasht sebe si profesionalist za kakyvto sam se smqtate da imate dostyp do bloga na Nouriel Roubini i negoviq 2009 Global economic Outlook i da pro4etete skromnata 4ast otdelena na BG, kakto i da e do koito da e vestnik Wall Street Journal, moje bi zastitavashtite haresvashtite se na bg tezi , no vypreki vsi4ko obektivni FT i The Economist. Estvesteno otgovarqshti na vashiq stil ili pone na tova, za koeto se smqtate, moje da pro4etete analizite predlagani ot vodeshti think thanks, nqma smisyl da 4etete, kakvo Vi pishat nqkakvi glupavi Bai Ganiovci, koito mogat i da sa ot jenski rod. No 4etete, ne filosofstvaite’ samo! Ako nastoqvate da se razsynite napylno, poglednete surovite danni, koito se nadqvam, znaete kyde da namerite. I ako, kakto na masata v BG ne Vi se zanimava i Vi e po-lesno da si namerite izvinenie, si kajete tq e prosta, pyk makar i da sym myj!!!

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