Is this Peruvian superfood the solution to all your problems?

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Is this Peruvian superfood the solution to all your problems?

Maca is an adaptogen that helps balance your hormones, and if all your hormones work correctly, your health improves because you are in balance.

 It energizes your mind and body while reducing stress, improving adrenal, thyroid, pancreatic, and even pineal gland functions. It strengthens your immune system, prevents the development of cancer cells, and helps to reduce or eliminate the annoying symptoms of menopause. Maca improves bone health, your skin, increases libido, and improves fertility. Scientific studies also show that maca increases sperm production and motility.

Maca is a cruciferous plant native to the Peruvian Andes (it grows above 3,500 meters above sea level) often described as a root comparable to a turnip or radish. It has been cultivated and used for food and medicinal purposes since pre-Columbians. Additionally, it is an incredible source of proteins, unsaturated fatty acids, minerals, and has anti-aging power thanks to its antioxidant benefits.

There are five colors of maca, and each one offers different benefits for each gender. Combining each color in the appropriate proportions allows men and women to obtain the maximum power we need. For example, black maca shows better results in spermatogenesis, memory, and fatigue, while red maca is the variety that reverses benign prostatic hyperplasia and osteoporosis.

Traditionally, the root is boiled and then mixed with fruit juice and milk to make a thick broth. The fermented juice is also sometimes mixed with other liquors or used in desserts.

The most common way to find it around the world today is in powder form, and its nutty and caramel flavor is perfect to add to your coffee, any drink or smoothie, cookies, chocolates, or any cake. You can also take it in capsules.

Note: Personally, I believe that since children are in the growth stage, they should not take maca until they have completed their process, around 16 years of age.

Here is a great mix to add to your morning coffee, or you can just add boiling water (or almond milk) and have an amazing hot drink to start your day full of energy.

Ingredients:

1 tsp cacao powder

1 tsp maca powder

1 tsp sacha inchi powder

½ tsp cinnamon powder

1 scoop of collagen or bone broth powder

1 tbsp MCT oil

Yacon syrup (optional, as sweetener)

Directions:

Place all the ingredients in a cup and add hot water or coffee, stir well, and enjoy.

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