Energy! Focus! Endurance! Vigor! What doesn’t maca do?! Superfood might be an understatement on this one! Known by some as Peruvian ginseng, maca powder is rich with vitamin B, C, and E (ok this is starting to sound like music class here) and is full of calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and amino acids (yikes! Chemistry! Can we go back to the musical notes, please?).
This superfood will also maca your day (see what we did there?!) by alleviating cramps, body pain, hot flashes, anxiety, and mood swings. Plus, it’ll banish those blues that might get you down every once in a while. Maca will also balance your hormones and increase fertility so be sure to maca some time (sorry, we couldn’t help it) for your super-special someone!
And don’t worry about being too tired, maca may increase your energy level within days and boost your stamina. Hey, even some athletes use this superfood for peak performance. And because we have some other super important things to tell you about this superfood here’s a list of all the other good stuff maca will do for you: it supplies iron and restores red blood cells, which helps to remedy anemia; it keeps your bones and teeth healthy and helps you heal from wounds more quickly; it increases muscle mass, and clears acne-prone skin.
But buyer beware, you only need an itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny amount of this superfood to reap all these super-benefits. Start with 1/2 a teaspoon and see how that makes you feel before adding anymore. Some other tips for using maca: rotate a few days on and a few days off and don’t add it to anything that’s very hot since it’ll lose all those glorious benefits. Try it in smoothies, salads, drinks, and juices, but keep it away from that bun in the oven as maca shouldn’t be used by mommies to be or people with hormone sensitive illnesses or conditions.