Maca – Primal Energy


Here is another superfood that I had mentioned in the recipe for Superfood Bliss. It is a wonderfully grounding and warming food for the winter.

Maca is a root that grows in the high mountains of Peru. It is rich in nutritional content (higher levels of calcium than milk). It is also known as Peruvian Ginseng. It grows at 3000 feet above sea level and is the only plant that can survive at that altitude because of extreme weather conditions. For 2000 years it has been an important traditional food and medicinal plant in its growing region. It is used for humans and animals.

Maca helps with

Energy and Stamina – It is considered an adaptogen and improves the ability of the body to handle stress

Hormonal balance (Menstrual pain, menopause, hot flashes,  libido, aphrodisiac, skin problems, menstrual irregularity, fertility, osteoporosis, increases DHEA levels)

Found to produce a sense of wellbeing

Great source of hormone precursors and amino acids. It provides many of the same effects created by a high protein diet.

Helps to improve levels of concentration for kids and promotes mental clarity

It comes in capsules and powder form. There is regular powder and gelatinized powder where the starch has been removed.

Look out for a recipe with maca tomorrow.



1 Comment »

  1. Neeta said

    Oooohhhh But I’m looking forward to all the goodies you are posting, Thanks…..
    Hey I’ve just passed on the Inspirational Bloggers Award to you, catch quick 🙂

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