Herbs and spices should be utilised daily for their medicinal properties and health promoting actions, add them wherever you can to boost the nutritional value of your meal.
This medicinal elixir supports digestion, is anti inflammatory, blood glucose regulating and nourishing for the endocrine, nervous and immune system.
Here is why you should add maca powder to your elixir repertoire.
Maca powder originates from the Andes in Peru and has been used as a food and medicine for over 2000 years. Maca has been used medicinally to increase sexual drive and fertility, stamina and vitality.
It is believed The Incas valued maca for its fertility boosting properties in both women and animals, as at high altitudes fertility rates are considered to be weaker.
Macaene and macamide are the proposed biological active components that improve sexual drive and performance.
Maca may be beneficial in reducing menopausal symptoms without changing serum hormone levels, making it a safer option than hormone replacement therapy (HRT). The mechanisms behind this have not been fully elucidated yet.
Males can also benefit from maca. One study found that seminal fluid and sperm count increased following 4 months of oral administration of maca. Maca is also a safer option than HRT or viagra for sexual dysfunction in males.
Maca is a rich source of essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids and phytonutrients.
GOLDEN MACA MYLK RECIPE
INGREDIENTS – serves 1
– 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
– 1 tsp. maca powder
– 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
– Pinch of cardamom
– Pinch of ginger
– Pinch of black pepper
– 1 tsp. coconut oil
– 1 cup of coconut mylk
– Raw honey or maple syrup to taste
– Pour the mylk into a sauce pan and begin to warm
– Add the spices and coconut oil and whisk until evenly blended and hot
– Add sweetener to taste
– Sip mindfully