The simplest way to enjoy Maca root powder is to mix it in with your favourite beverage, but Maca is indeed food and can be added to various recipes both sweet and savoury. Here I am including it in this Maca Energy Smoothie.
What is Maca
Maca is a true nutritional powerhouse. Dried maca roots nutritional content consists of 13-16% protein, 8.5% fiber, 19 essential amino acids, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and D, minerals iron, magnesium, copper, zinc, sodium, potassium, calcium, several glucosinolates, 20 free fatty acids, and unique compounds called macaenes and macamides. Beyond that, Maca is one of only a handful of foods considered to be an “adaptogen,” or food that raises overall life force energy.
Benefits of Maca
Maca is considered to be very beneficial for hormone balancing, endocrine and thyroid function enhancement and even immune system enhancement. These benefits are most likely related to its high content of amino acids. Hormones are constructed of amino acids and cholesterol.
Maca root, like ginseng, is also an adaptogen. Adaptogens are substances that raise the physical body’s state of resistance to diseases through physiological health and emotional health improvements. These effects make maca a broad-based superfood that in many cases is able to balance and rejuvenate overwhelmed, tired adrenal glands and other aspects of the hormonal system, unlike coffee which stresses the adrenal glands. Over time, use of maca can lead to several benefits including greater energy, stamina, improved mood, and the ability to handle stress.
In our experience, continued, and persistent use of high-quality Maca promotes improvement in the hormonal, physical and emotional states of regular people every day.
Where to Source the Best Maca
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