Food As Medicine - Maca Powder

food as medicine health Jun 25, 2020

 Food As Medicine – Maca Powder

I wanted to talk a little bit about maca powder because a lot of people ask me what it is and why people use it. I don't use it very often but I do put it in my smoothies sometimes. It has a kinda caramel flavor which kinda goes well with....anything.

What is Maco Powder – Maca is a Peruvian plant grown in the Andes Mountains. It is considered a cruciferous plant so that means its related to broccoli, cabbage, and kale and a few more. The root is roasted and dried to make a powder. 

 

It's a source of:

  • Protein

  • Fiber

  • Vitamin C

  • B 2, 3, and 6

  • Calcium

  • Iron

  • Potassium

  • Copper

  • Manganese

 

The benefits of Maca Powder (A lot of the studies done on the benefits of maca root have been small studies and it would be nice to learn more about this powerful superfood):

 

  • Increases libido

  • Helps with erectile dysfunction

  • Increases male fertility

  • Improves mood

  • Helps to balance hormones

  • Helps boost energy.

  • May help improve memory

Maca root has been harvested and used for over 2000 yrs! With all the benefits above I'm not surprised its called Peruvian Ginseng.

Some of the ways you can use this supplement are in smoothies, oats, and even in your plant-based milk!

Head over here to grab your free smoothie recipe HERE!

To learn more about plant-based nutrition and how to fuel your body to support your health head over to my website: https://www.tinastinson.com

And to learn more about my new meal planning service,

→→Plant-Based Meal Planning for Immune Support HERE

 

To check out a study on maca head over here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3184420/

 

 

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