Blog | October 24, 2017

Maca powder

Have you ever wanted to feel “alive”! Add a sprinkle of maca powder to your cereal or smoothie to increase energy, stamina, memory and focus thanks to the ability of maca to restore proper hormone balance and elevate “feel good” endorphins.

Grown in the Andes, maca is a root vegetable that is picked, dried, and processed into a powder. Although reports of its health benefits are mixed, maca has been used to boost energy, endurance, and libido. It’s also what’s called an adaptogen, which means that it can undo damage from fatigue and helps with regeneration and repair.

With its rich earthy flavour and nutty taste, maca powder has a higher calcium level than milk. Maca is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids (20 different kinds — that’s just about all of them!) and antioxidants. Glucosinates are just one of those antioxidants — the same substances that make broccoli, cabbage, and other cruciferous vegetables so good for you.

Maca is considered an “adaptogen”, a name given to certain herbs, plants, and natural substances that help the body naturally adapt to stressors like a busy schedule, demanding job, or illness.

It also may help to clear acne and blemishes and some people say they have experienced a decrease in skin sensitivity.

Another unique fact about maca root is that historically it has been considered a very potent aphrodisiac and a traditional fertility secret of populations living in the Andes.

Include maca in your diet with our fulfilling and satisfying “Maca Cocoa’ smoothie available at Juiced @ The Wicket in Cricket Square every weekday from 7am – 3pm.