Did you know that maca is a root of Peruvian origin known for its multiple benefits, especially those associated with sexual health? In today's post, I want to talk to you about some of them. You will see that it is a great ally in your day to day!
What are the origins of Peruvian maca?
Maca is native to the Peruvian Andes , where it has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for a wide variety of diseases and ailments. It is characterized for being a resistant plant that grows at high altitudes and has been highly valued as a staple in the diet of the indigenous peoples of the region.
It is grown in three different colors: yellow, red and black and each variety has slightly different properties and benefits. Yellow maca, for example, is the most commonly used variety and the most studied for its health benefits.
Also, I can tell you that there are several ways to consume maca, including maca capsules, maca powder, and liquid maca extract. The most common way to consume it is as a powder, which can be added to smoothies, yogurt, and other drinks and foods.
However, it's important to note that maca can interact with some medications , so it's important to talk to your doctor before taking it, especially if you're taking any special medications or have a medical condition.
Now we are going to discover everything you need to know about its benefits, which are not few!
Maca is rich in nutrients and compounds that can help increase energy and stamina. Some people have reported feeling more alert and energetic after taking maca.
Maca has traditionally been used as a natural remedy to improve fertility in both men and women. Studies have shown that it can increase sperm production in men and improve its quality.
Improved mental health
Maca can help improve mental health and reduce stress and anxiety. It has been shown that it also helps to improve mood and reduce cortisol levels, which is nothing more than a stress hormone.
reduction of menopause symptoms
It has traditionally been used as a natural remedy to relieve menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats. Some studies have shown that it can even help reduce menopausal symptoms in postmenopausal women. Not bad at all, right?
Improved bone health
Maca is rich in calcium and other nutrients that can help improve bone health and prevent osteoporosis, helping to increase bone density, especially during menopause.
In addition to these benefits, maca is also rich in essential vitamins and minerals such as iron, calcium, phosphorus, and zinc . It contains antioxidants and other compounds that can help improve overall health.
Energizing powdered maca infusion
Now, let's get down to business! We are going to prepare a delicious and nutrivita maca infusion.
You will need the following ingredients:
- 1 teaspoon of maca powder
- 1 cup of hot water
- Optional: honey or sweetener to taste
- Place the teaspoon of maca powder in a cup.
- Pour the hot water over the maca powder and mix well until completely dissolved.
- If you feel like it, you can sweeten the infusion with honey or sweetener.
- Let the infusion rest for 3-5 minutes so that the flavors and benefits of the maca are concentrated.
- Enjoy your hot or cold maca infusion, as you like.
Maca recipes are a great way to incorporate healthy and nutritious foods into your diet. In my online store you can find it in a 100 gram format .
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