Green peas are extremely healthy for humans to consume. Among the benefits of peas is that they are low in calories, but high in antioxidants, fiber and protein. Peas also have the ability to lower bad cholesterol and help to prevent a number of things, including arthritis, osteoporosis and wrinkles according to Randy Fritz co-creator at Real Food for Life.
Green peas are packed with numerous vitamins, including vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C and K. They also have no cholesterol and only 100 calories per 3/4 cup serving. Other nutrients in peas include manganese, copper, phosphorus, folate, zinc, magnesium, iron, potassium and cholene. These nutrients combine to also protect against other diseases like stomach cancer and type 2 diabetes as stated in WebMD magazine.