12 Jul THE ONE SUPERFOOD YOUR HORMONES NEED – MACA
If there is just one superfood you need in your healthy eating plan
to balance those hormones babes, it’s Maca.
Maca is from peru and is the number one superfood we incorporate into our diet daily, as it balances your hormones and deliverers a big kick of energy to your system. Check out out top 5 reasons below why you need to have a love affair with Maca!
1. It’s full of vitamins and minerals:
Maca Powder is full of vitamins and minerals, as well as enzymes and amino acids which is why it makes a swell effort in getting your hormones happy. It’s full of B vitamins (those are the energy vitamins) – vitamin B-12 being particularly good for the vegetarians amongst us. It is also a great source of bioavailable calcium and magnesium – magnesium being one of my favourite all round period fixers as well as iron, potassium and vitamin C.
2. Maca stimulates and benefits the hypothalamus and pituitary glands:
Two very important master controllers when it comes to regulating hormones. Both the hypothalamus and pituitary glands send signals in your body to control other glands that signal the adrenals, the thyroid, pancreas and sex hormones in both men and women.
3. Maca is an adaptan:
Which basically means it ‘adapts’ or adjusts your body depending on it’s individual requirements. So instead of being a hit of hormone so to speak, it gets your own body to do the work. Basically maca helps your body create the hormones it needs. Oh and it’s great for your skin! For those coming off the pill and having issues with acne, this is one you want to get stuck into.
4. Improves Fertility:
And for our making baby friends out there – Maca enhances fertility of course! All because it influences hormones. It’s great to influence libido. We find it most useful for headaches in the pre menstrual phase as well as for menopausal issues.
5. Increases Energy:
But start slowly. When you begin to add Maca to your diet, slowly work your way up. Too much too soon can have you bouncing off the walls since it boosts energy and can swiftly kick the hormones into gear leaving you feeling the effects.
We add maca to our smoothies although in winter, we sprinkle it on our oats or in our Vital Greens mix with water.
See why we love maca? Do you use maca? We want to hear some of the interesting ways you use it.