The naturally sweet legume is rich in essential vitamins and antioxidants like vitamin K, C and folate. It is also rich in manganese and fibre. Peas can do wonders for your digestion. The high fibre content present in pods helps in maintaining good digestive health. Fibre adds bulk to the stool, thereby enhancing smoother bowel regularity. Feel free to include them in your salads, sides, stews and curry. Peas are is a good source of iron. Iron deficiency is the leading cause of anemia. If you don't have enough iron, your body can't make enough healthy oxygen-carrying red blood cells thereby causing hemoglobin deficiency. Iron helps combat fatigue and gives you strength.