Expert reveals four beauty benefits of peas

Peas have a number of health benefits, from improving your gut health to giving you clearer skin.

If you are trying to eat more green vegetables, peas are a great place to start as they are delicious, easy to cook and packed with health benefits.

Yes Peas, the industry campaign dedicated to championing frozen peas, has teamed up with skincare specialist and beauty nutritionist, Star Khechara, to reveal the four beauty benefits of the little green vegetable and why we should all be eating more peas.

Peas are collagen catalysts and elasticity enthusiasts

Adding peas to your diet can help improve the elasticity of your skin, making it look firmer and more youthful.

"Peas boast a unique blend of phytochemicals, including genistein and daidzein, which have been shown to slow collagen loss and combat skin ageing," Star explains. "As oestrogen levels decline during this stage, peas offer a natural solution to bolster collagen production, preserving skin firmness and resilience for a youthful complexion."

She adds, "Harnessing the power of chlorophyll, peas enhance skin elasticity and diminish facial wrinkles. This natural anti-ageing agent, coupled with peas' nutrient-rich composition, contributes to a youthful, luminous complexion."

Peas can help clear the complexion

Including peas in your diet can also help to clear up your skin.

"Laden with vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, peas nurture healthy skin cells while their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties combat skin disorders, unveiling a clearer, radiant complexion," the expert says.

Peas are a hydration haven

Peas have a high water content, which helps your skin stay hydrated.

"Fresh green peas are 75% water, making them an ideal food for skin hydration," Star states. "The firmness and elasticity of the skin is dependent upon locking water away, so eating high-water foods is essential for proper skin hydration."

Peas can nourish your hair

As well as improving your skin, peas can also do wonders for your hair.

"Peas extend their beauty prowess to hair care, with polyamines like spermine and spermidine promoting hair growth and collagen formation," the skincare specialist explains. "Biotin, nestled within peas, fortifies hair follicles, preventing breakage and thinning, while supporting overall skin health."