Tell me about maca
What is it? What is it good for? Is it hard to come by or sually available in hf stores?
I've never seen it in my HFS. Alissa sells it. Here's a description:
Maca is a great way of remineralizing your body. Maca is full of vitamins and minerals in the right combination and proportion that the body needs, so that the body can actually use them.
Maca (Organic, Raw) 1 lb bag
Ingredients: Our whole raw organic maca powder contains all of the plant spirit, minerals and fiber. It is the way ancient cultures consumed their maca. Raw organic maca is the ancient super food of South America.
Use Raw, Organic Maca regularly in smoothies and other recipes.
Maca is a vegetable root or tuber that grows ONLY in the high Andean plateaus of Peru at altitudes as high as 14,500 ft above sea level; where the local inhabitants who consume Maca as part of their daily diet are known to be very fertile and have tremendous amounts of energy. Rich in nutritional content (potassium, and higher levels of calcium than in milk), maca is a natural hormonal balancer which provides great health benefits for both, men and women.
Maca has amazing properties and is becoming more well known of for its effectiveness in health c hallenges, including osteoporosis, male impotence, menopause, menstrual difficulties, chronic fatigue, and depression. Maca is an adaptogen, and therefore adapts to your body's metabolism. It works syergystically with your body to repair what needs to be repaired so that an optimal and ideal level of health and energy is maintained at all times.
Benefits for women
Maca enhances overall energy. It is a non-toxic energetic supplement with no downside effects offering women the chance for a natural hormonal rejuvenation. Maca encourages human glands to produce estrogen, progesterone and testosterone hormones. It eliminates hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms in women and restores testosterone levels in women for a natural increase in strength and sexual drive.
Benefits for men
Maca is a non-toxic energetic supplement with no downside effects offering enhancmen to overall energy. Maca induces testosterone production in men to increase libido and boost their sexual drive.
I live in Canada, I don't know if that makes any difference, but I get my maca (organic, raw powder) at my health food store. I have even seen it in the grocery store! Although, I doubt it's raw. The brand I get is Navitas Naturalshttp://www.navitasnaturals.com/
I just bought maca for the first time at the organic garden cafe in Beverly, MA. I have wanted to try it for a while now because it's such a powerful superfood. Tomarrow I will put it in my morning green smoothie.
Ya, me too! I just got mine from lovely Shazzie!
I only got a small amount coz I want to try it out first. Looking forward to trying something new (as always!)
helps balance out my hormones. makes my moods better. I feel like crap..have a maca smoothie and everything seems to get better. also helps lessen my migranes.
The only problem with maca is that it tastes perfectly awful...be prepared to put it in capsules in necessary
this is very interesting! Ive considered it myself. Would anyone mind sharing more of their personal experiences with it? Thanks! :)
I make rawveganmom's super best coffee ever drink, modified a little...I put roughly a T. (maca pwdr)in there and it tastes fine...no weird taste at all.
I also put mesquite, lucuma and fo-ti in it....the banana and chocolate cover any funny taste...gives me energy, increased libido, sleeping better......love it!!
The libido is the biggest perk...yes indeedy~
what is the recommended serving & times per day?
On the back of my package of maca, it says to mix 1/2 to 1 tsp. of maca into smoothies or food one or more times per day.....a little vague, but I usually use 2 tsp. per day....one in a smoothie in the morn, another in the aft.
i mix one tablespoon in my smoothies. at first I didn't like the taste. now I like it and even crave it. it gives me that full feeling too.
Maca's an awesome Superfood very much valued by Shazzie, David Wolfe...
Hormone balancer.. etc..
Since I introduced it to my sis and friends, they luuv it
I release the need to determine how things should be. - W. Dyer b
Any ideas on what to mix it with other than cacao in smoothies....would like to have it in the afternoon and can't do cacao that late in the day....something that tempers the flavor of the maca???
Bananas seem to mask a number of flavours.....maybe mix it into a banana pudding, or banana ice cream?
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