Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Maca Powder and Energy

This super food is my favourite. It has the pleasant taste of malt so makes a good partner to chocolate or in a smoothie with a strong fruit flavour.

There has been a recent drop in the price of maca so this is good news. It’s not often something goes down in price, is it?

It comes as a powder (smoothies, muesli, raw un-baking, chocolate, etc) and now also in a vege capsule. The capsules are for those who dislike the taste or don’t have smoothies. They are also perfect for travel.

Maca can help your energy to last well into the afternoon (if you had it for lunch) at the time when traditionally, energy is waning. Coupled with chia seeds these two super foods can really make a difference. Maca also serves to help remineralise your body.

I wish I’d known about maca years ago.

“It promotes the optimal functioning of the hypothalamus and pituitary master glands. Maca contains unique alkaloids that stimulate the master glands, which in turn improves the overall functioning of the endocrine system.”

Maca root

Interestingly, it is known as an aphrodisiac. I wonder if it is more about bringing hormones back into balance and so restoring a low libido. Mothers of young children (any age child, actually) may well find some help in ‘this department’. Whilst I’m not giving any details I can say that I have no intention of stopping the inclusion of maca powder in my (almost) daily smoothies. That’s all I’m saying.

For those of you who like the facts, here they are:

Traditionally, maca has been used for:

*  Treating menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and depression, as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy [HRT]
*  Stimulating and regulating the endocrine system
*   Regulating and normalizing menstrual cycles
*  Stimulating fertility in both men and women
*  Supporting the immune system
*  Increasing energy, stamina and endurance, reducing chronic fatigue
*  Enhancing libido, treating impotence
*  Revitalizing seniors, mentally and physically

Maca contains high amounts of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, all the essential amino acids and it contains nearly 60 phytochemicals.

Maca is a Peruvian root vegetable and looks like a turnip or radish.

Those folk with thyroid ‘issues’ need to consult a physician before including maca.  There are no other contra-indications known. One can’t overdose but it is a good idea to take a regular rest; perhaps weekdays on, weekends off.

Maca is available from our web Shop. It comes as a powder in 250g, 500g and 1 kg, also 120 capsules.


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  1. I have just discovered your website through the NZ blog list as I have a home inspiration blog. I have had to go gluten free due to an autoimmune problem. I would love to go vegan but struggle enough with the things I cannot eat (I am also lactose intolerant and on a low fodmap diet). I feel like there are times I have to live on fresh air so I am going to have look around your website and in particular the juicing posts.

    Lee :)

    1. Hi Lee

      I would love to help :-) there is hope! Get in touch with me via my website. I offer free 15 minute Pre-consultations. After this we'll both have a good idea if we can work together. Thanks for reaching out! Christine

  2. Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting on my caramelised figs and maple mascapone. I will be trying your suggestions too. I just posted a really nice recipe today for a spicy coconut and tomato soup with fish balls. It isn't vegan but if you omitted the fish balls it is a lovely soup on its own and then would be at least vegetarian.

    Lee :)

    1. Hi Lee - I love spicy things, but like you, not too hot. It's okay about the vegan as I'm not. Nor am I vegetarian. This makes me an oddity for the raw food industry, as most are. I have reasons (I've blogged) and am happy with them. I can explain if we chat. Short version: benefits can be experienced with high raw/low cooked. Makes life so much easier and more doable for most people. However, all raw can do marvellous things for particular needs.


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