Since I recently turned fifty a few months ago I’ve been on the lookout for easy ways to improve my diet, and also health. Looking online I recently stumbled upon the health benefits of maca powder, and after reading about it thought I would pass this information along.
Health Benefits of Maca Powder
Boosts energy levels
Maca powder works by nourishing the adrenal glands, which regulate the hormones involved in energy production. What’s more, it has none of the negative side effects associated with caffeine.
Helps to relieve stress
As an adaptogenic root, maca powder strengthens our ability to deal with stress and manage anxiety. Stress often impacts your ability to think clearly and can lead to health-related problems such as a weakened immune system.
Adding a few teaspoons of maca powder to your diet can help balance stress hormones when they’re out of whack so that you’re able to handle obstacles more effectively.
The endocrine system secretes hormones that affect mood and behavior, and sometimes those levels can become imbalanced. Maca powder naturally stimulates hormone levels that are too low, and regulates those that are overactive.
Maca powder is a good source of B-complex vitamins and minerals like calcium, zinc and iron. The high fiber content in maca supports a healthy digestive system and helps stabilize blood sugar levels. With seven essential amino acids, maca powder is a nearly complete source of protein.
This energizing superfood is a great way to amp up your nutrient intake!
How to Add Maca to Your Diet
Start by using 1/2 teaspoon of maca powder per day. Gradually increase the amount each day until you’re adding 1 to 2 teaspoons per day.
Maca powder is a great complement to oatmeal and other hot morning cereals, and powdered maca is even sweet enough to blend into milkshakes or stir into hot chocolate. When adding maca powder to hot foods, be sure to add it once the foods have finished cooking since heat can destroy maca’s nutrients.
Many people say adding maca powder to smoothies is a great way to get this superfood into your diet because it adds plenty of nutrients without overwhelming the flavor (once my maca powder arrives this is how I’ll add it to my diet).
You can also sprinkle a few teaspoons over popcorn, sliced fruit, or soups.
What Does Maca Powder Taste Like?
Organic maca powder has a mildly sweet and pleasant butterscotch flavor, which makes it easy to add into everyday drinks and food (like smoothies)!
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