Plants are powerful sources of nutrients. They provide essential nourishment to your body and can support specific functions. Maca root is one such plant. This superfood has been grown and used in some parts of the world for centuries and is slowly gaining popularity all over.
What is Maca Root?
As a caffeine-free, plant-based superfood, it's hard not to love Mama. Not only can Maca root contribute to overall well-being, but it is also believed to balance hormone levels, maintain energy, and support a healthy libido. This versatile adaptogenic herb helps the body adapt and deal with different stressors so you can live a well-balanced life. And it's safe and easy to add to your everyday routine.
Maca, Lepidium meyenii, is an indigenous Andean vegetable that has been grown and cultivated as a root crop for at least 2,000 years. Used both nutritionally and medicinally, Maca grows wild in Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Argentina, but has primarily been cultivated in the highlands of the Peruvian Andes.
Even though Maca has become quite popular in the last decade — and deservedly so — it has been used as an important food since the days of the Inca warriors in Peru. Maca looks like radishes or turnips and the roots can be various colors such as yellow, purple, or black.
BENEFITS of MACA ROOT
Maca Root Supports Energy and Mood
Maca root has been shown to provide sustained energy throughout the day without the jittery crash of caffeine, which can help you feel more awake so you're able to focus on the things that matter.
What does Maca root have to do with mood? By maintaining positive energy levels throughout the day, Maca may also help improve mood.
Maca Root Has a Long History of Use for Supporting Women's Reproductive Function
This herb is also believed to tonify the female reproductive system, support arousal and sexual desire, and may also help with fertility.
Many people think only of the reproductive organs when they think of “hormones.” But the truth is that hormones come from endocrine glands all over your body. Hormones constantly play a part in many processes including metabolism, cognitive function, mood, and regulation of hunger and thirst.
By nourishing the adrenal glands, Maca Root can help maintain balanced hormone levels. As an adaptogenic herb, Maca supports normal hormone production and supports the body's natural liver detoxification.
Maca Root is a Superfood
Maca root is a nutritional powerhouse, providing key macro and micronutrients, and unique plant compounds to support an active human body. When it comes to macronutrients, dry Maca is 59% carbohydrates, 10.2% proteins, 8.5% fiber, and 2.2% lipids.7
As far as micronutrients go, Maca root is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, copper, and zinc. And, compared to white potatoes, Maca root boasts higher levels of iron and calcium.7 It contains all eight essential amino acids and plenty of phytonutrients, too.
HOW to GET MACA in your DIET:
- Maca Powder can be added to your morning Smoothie or Breakfast Bowl
- Maca Powder is an excellent addition to Herbal Teas and Lattes
- Maca Powder can be added to SUPERFOOD Recipes
- Maca Powder can be taken in Capsule form as a Supplement.
Make Room for Maca!
With an impressive list of benefits, Maca root can help complement a healthy lifestyle. It can help maintain a positive mood, energy levels, and a healthy libido, and this superfood is easy to add to your daily life.