By Alyssa St-Jean (lowfatlowcarb.com)
Maca is a very pleasant tasting and exceptionally hard root plant that is native to South America, mainly in high altitude regions of Peru. Maca is part of the same family as broccoli and cabbage however, due to its many unique properties, maca definitely stands out from its brothers. Maca Root is very rich in nutrients and has been known to have a positive impact on hormone balance, energy levels and overall health. Maca is simply one of the best natural sources of healing nutrition and because of this, it is no surprise that maca has gained the title as one of the world’s most natural superfoods!
Not only does it have the ability to make you feel more energetic and “alive”, but it is also packed with many absorbable plant based nutrients such as protein, fiber and calcium.
So what’s so great about it? Take a look:
1. Improve Your Energy
Maca root maintains positive energy levels in your body, which in return reduces the levels of anxiety and depression. Researchers are not exactly sure as to how it maintains your body’s energy levels however; it is believed that it is because maca helps with blood sugar stabilization. When your blood sugar levels are stable, there are less energy spikes and crashes therefore leaving you feel more “awake” throughout the day.
2. Decrease Your Symptoms of PMS
It is no secret that those darn hormones can be hard to deal with during that special time of the month. Luckily, maca root is well known for its abilities to help balance those nasty hormones and elevate“feel good” endorphins when you need it most!
3. Boost Your Antioxidant levels
Maca is a great natural antioxidant because of its ability to help boost glutathione and SOD levels in your the body. These are two major disease fighters!
4. Increase Your Sexual Health
According to certain studies, maca could improve your sexual health. The study showed that if a mood improvement was apparent, there was also a sexual libido improvement. It is believed that this is due to maca having a positive impact on the serotonin levels in your body. Who would of thought that maca could be your new natural aphrodisiac!
Go ahead, add some maca root to your daily diet today! What do you have to lose?