Maca for Your Health and Wellbeing
Why We Love Maca
Maca powder has a nutty flavour and is often described as having hints of caramel or butterscotch! Maca is a popular plant-based superfood that can be used in many different ways. Maca has been shown to provide energy throughout the day without the crash that caffeine may give you. Along with more energy, maca has also been shown to improve your mood. Maca powder contains flavonoids, which are thought to improve your mood and reduce feelings of anxiety and depression. Maca contains a variety of micronutrients including vitamin C, zinc, calcium, copper, and iron. It also contains over 19 amino acids and other phytonutrients that act as antioxidants in the body, as well as being a great source of fibre.
One of the most popular health benefits of maca is its ability to improve hormonal regulation. The impressive nutritional profile of maca helps to support the endocrine system, which is made up of glands that help produce hormones that regulate your body, including; sexual function, reproduction, development, growth, mood, and sleep.
Women may especially benefit from maca as it may help to balance oestrogen and cortisol levels. When these and other hormones are balanced, women can benefit from a heightened sex drive, greater fertility, regularised menstrual cycles, more energy, and reduced symptoms associated with menopause such as hot flashes and low mood.
Maca powder also contains flavonoids, which are thought to improve your mood and reduce feelings of anxiety and depression.
This versatile adaptogenic herb helps the body adapt and deal with different stressors so you can live a well-balanced life, something we're all about at Eva's Wellbeing ;)
How to use:
- Add to smoothies
- Add to homemade baking
- Add to hot cocoa/cacao
- Add to oats