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MACA ROOTS BENEFITS, TYPE, RECOMMENDATIONS & RECIPE

Part of the Cruciferous Vegetables, Maca is a Peruvian root cultivated for thousands of years. It has always played a significant role in peruvians health and medicine. Originated from the Andes of Peru, this plant has been known for its rich nutrients. Maca contains a high amount of carbohydrates, a good amount of protein and a very low percentage of fat. Further, it is a good source of Vitamin B1, iron, copper, and manganese. It also contains other bioactive compounds, including macamides, macaridine, and glucosinolates. All these components make Maca an interesting plant with potential benefits on general health.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING MACA?

There are several different types of maca, including yellow, black and red.
Very known for its numerous health benefits, Maca can help improve your health in many ways. It is also used to make medicine.

1- Improve learning and memory

Recent studies have shown that Maca can be a very beneficial root plant for learning and memory performance if taken correctly. It has been proven that Maca is interesting in treating memory conditions such as Alzheimer. That is owing to its ability to boost acetylcholine which is a neurotransmitter that plays a vital role in the central and peripheral nervous system.

2- Increase libido

Maca was used for centuries to boost fertility and sex drive. Many conducted research have confirmed that Maca increase sexual desire in men, while it decrease sexual dysfunction in postmenopausal women. Further, red Maca was shown to be the most effective at improving female fertility and libido. For women, libido often changes with the menstrual cycle and is influenced by different factors such as body health, mental health and hormones. While, for men, it can be influenced by age and body health. Studies shows that the use of Maca can maintain a health sexual life and can be beneficial for those with low libido and low sexual desire.

3- Improve mood

Maca is found to be rich in flavonoids which are a group of plant metabolites thought to provide health benefits through cell signaling pathways and antioxidant effects. The flavonoids found in Maca have antidepressant potential and have been found to reverse depressive behavior. It also helps regulate cellular activity and fight off free radicals that cause oxidative stress on the body. Thus, Maca improves your mood by protecting your body against everyday toxins and stressors and by reducing symptoms of depression.

4- Reduce menopause symptoms

Studies have shown that Maca boosts estrogen and progesterone production, and highly reduce follicle-stimulating hormone levels, which helps ease different menopausal symptoms such as Hot flashes, loss of breast fullness, chills, night sweats, and sleep problems. The maca also stimulated estradiol and suppressed the production of chemicals like the stress hormone, cortisol, which helps perimenopausal and menopausal women with nervousness and anxiety.

TYPE OF MACA TO BUY

Maca is available as a powder, capsules, flour, liquor and extract. However, Maca powder can be the best and easiest to use. Further, It is best to only consider buying certified organic maca. 

Molecule provides you with 100% pure organic Maca powder coming from the most potent root. Molecule’s organic Maca powder is extracted from Maca root grown under organic conditions with no chemical pesticides or genetic modification. This Maca Powder contains many useful nutrients and can be used in different ways.

THE BEST WAYS TO TAKE MACA

You can add maca powder to your diet easily by adding it to juices, smoothies, warm drinks, porridge, cereals, oatmeal, and more. It is also a great addition to energy bars and other no-bake sweets made with nuts, nut butters, dates, coconut, seeds, etc.

MACA MOCHA CHIA PUDDING RECIPE

Try this delicious recipe using our Maca Powder. It is a quick appetising dessert that is healthy enough to be taken as a breakfast.

Ingredients:

  • ⅓ cup chia seeds
  • 1 ⅔ cup vanilla almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons maca powder
  • 2 teaspoons espresso powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2–3 tablespoons honey 

  • Instructions:

    Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until creamy. Add more honey if you like it sweeter. Pour into a jar and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight. Enjoy it for breakfast or dessert!

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