We’ve said it before but we will absolutely say it again… Maca is definitely one of our fave superfoods out! With an abundance of varied health benefits and a delicious nutty flavour, we simply couldn’t live without our daily smoothie add-on of maca powder. Here’s why we can’t stop raving…
Energising & Revitalising
Maca root powder is energising and revitalising, perfect for a boost of energy without the potential adverse side effects associated with caffeine and the like. Hence why we lurrrve adding it to our morning smoothies! If you feel as though you need a natural pick-me-up, mix a teaspoon or more of maca powder into your smoothie, yoghurt, cereal or even baking to see those energy levels soar.
Maca has been used for centuries for hormone regulation, helping to nourish the endocrine system and balance out hormone levels ultimately leading to improved vitality and sexual function. The hormonal benefits of maca may be particularly beneficial for post-menopausal women and those with fertility issues to increase libido and improve fertility.
Maca root contains an abundance of important vitamins and minerals, all essential amino acids and over 60 phytochemicals… WOW! This superior nutrient profile of maca helps to fully nourish your body and boost your overall immunity. It has been shown that maca increases the glutathione levels in the body, which helps to not only improve immune function but also to balance healthy levels of cholesterol in the body. This is great for those with a family history of heart disease as an extra step to amazing heart health.
Maca contains amino acids, complex carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and other beneficial plant compounds; a unique combination that makes this beaut of a superfood a powerful adaptogen, helping the body to achieve and maintain homeostasis. Adaptogens typically allow your body to better respond to internal and external environmental factors, such as anxiety and physical injuries. Maca is your answer to helping your body cope and adapt to these stressful situations.
This month we’ve been loving using Matakana Superfoods Organic Maca Root Gelatinised Powder from the January Delight Box. Matakana Superfoods gelatinise their maca root during milling to naturally break its starch bonds, thus providing superior digestion and nutrient absorption. This premium grade powder is ready to eat without the need for heating or cooking. Goodie!
You can try out a full 250g of Maca goodness inside the January Delight Box which you can order here xo