Maca is a root grown in South America that has been benefiting many for hundreds of years and of course in more recent years has been widely used and recognized in North America for its nutritious potential. It is actually a member of the cruciferous family, just like broccoli, cabbage, kale etc.
Maca has been used for centuries medicinally in South America to enhance fertility. Thankfully this amazing root is now finally available to all of us worldwide 🙂
So why exactly do we love it so much, well here is a long list of great reasons!!
-Maca provides powerful strength and stamina
-It is libido enhancing
-It is an adaptogen ( stabilizes our hormonal,nervous etc systems naturally)
-Maca supports the thyroid and endocrine sysytem
-It is known to improve ones mood
-Helps with fatigue and poor memory
-Aids with anemia
Maca is also rich in calcium, magnesium, iron and so many more vitamins and minerals.
Maca has also been shown to increase blood oxygen content with in turn helps us to deal with all types of stress. It can also help with altitude sickness, pretty neat!
So many people for various reasons have fertility issues and often turn to medical interventions as their first avenues to reach there goals in this area, however there is great research and results showing the value behind consuming Maca root and enhanced fertility as well as possibly improving sterility also. Given that Maca is a natural source it just makes sense to give it a try first don’t you think?
Maca is awesome when added with cacao as a great non stimulating energy boost. It has sort of a nutty flavour and is perfect in smoothies, even nice when mixed with matcha green tea or blended up with some raw nut milks. Just about any natural beverage you can think of!!
Try this simple yet powerful raw Maca Cacao milk:
- 1 cup raw almonds ( soaked and rinsed)
- 3 cups water
- 1 Tablespoon maca powder
- 1 Tablespoon cacao powder
- 2 medjool dates or 2 Tablespoons of either agave or yacon syrup
Blend together, strain with nut milk bag and enjoy!! Super for children too as an alternative to “regular” chocolate milk.