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April 17, 2012

Magnificent maca – a powerhouse of potency!

Another magnificent superfood to add to your super-duper stash of superfoods. If you haven’t tried maca yet, I urge you to do so.

Magnificent maca

Yes, I think maca is truly magnificent. It’s been enjoyed for thousands of years by the Peruvians, even though it may be a recent discovery for the likes of you and me. It’s grown in the Andes at very high altitudes where not much else can grow (4500m), showing its powerful, natural potency. The root of the plant is dried and ground to make maca powder, the most convenient way of accessing this super powerhouse of nutrients.

Why is it so good?

Maca is packed with minerals, fibre, carbohydrates and amino acids, containing calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and vitamins B1, B2, B12, C and E. It’s a source also of beta-sitosterol – a potent prostate protector for men.

Potency in a glass

Simply add a couple of teaspoons of maca powder to your morning smoothie or porridge for a great energy boost that won’t give you an energy drop later on like coffee can. It has a malty, pleasant earthy taste that combines well with all fruits, seeds and milks. Try it with almond milk, ground sunflower seeds, banana and blueberries. Sensational!

 

 

Health benefits

  • Supports the immune system
  • Increases energy and stamina
  • Helps with anaemia, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and other energy problems
  • Increases fertility and helps treat impotence
  • Protects prostate
  • Reduces menopausal symptoms and menstrual problems

Fuel for life

Especially if your life is fast moving, it makes sense for you to provide your body with nutrient-dense foods to keep you going. There is no need to rely on sugar, coffee and stimulants to get you through the day. Simply stock up on powerful superfoods. They provide easy-to-absorb super nutrient hits for optimum wellness and vitality.

Eat wise

Stock up your cupboard with superfoods today. Give yourself the best that nature can offer. There is no shortage of health and vitality – make sure you get your share!

 

Warrior Wisdom

By the way, Incan Warriors used to eat maca to help them enhance their stamina and strength before long battles.

 

Article by Jo Rowkins DipNT MBANT, nutritionist and founder of awakening health.

 

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