Have you ever tried maca powder? This newly redeemed “superfood” is definitely one that you want to put on your list of foods to try. Maca is a type of cruciferous vegetable native to Peru. It has a similar appearance to a turnip or radish. The most common way to consume it is in powder form (mixing it into smoothies or milk) or in capsule form.
Now let’s get into all the glorious health benefits!
- Nutritional value- provides you with protein, fiber, Vitamin C, copper, iron, potassium, Vitamin B6 and manganese, plus bioactive plant compounds
- Menopause relief- may alleviate symptoms such as hot flashes and interrupted sleep
- Mood boost- has been associated with reduced anxiety due to the flavonoids it contains
- Energy boost- has been known to supply you with energy, help you gain muscle, and improve your exercise performance
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Dr. Axe. “The Best Natural Substance for Libido.” Dr. Axe, 16 May 2018, draxe.com/nutrition/top-5-maca-root-benefits-and-nutrition/. Accessed 21 Nov. 2019.