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Maca Smoothie, a superfood with invigorating and aphrodisiac properties

Maca is a herbaceous plant that has been cultivated in the Peruvian Andes for almost 2,600 years. Peru is the country where between 90% and 95% of the maca sold internationally comes from, although it is also produced in Bolivia and Ecuador on a much smaller scale.

Maca Smoothie, a superfood with invigorating and aphrodisiac properties

The properties of maca have placed it on a pedestal, as it increases strength and libido, endurance, sports performance and the feeling of general well-being. Maca is an adaptogen, therefore it helps the body to adapt to stressful situations by reducing the hormone cortisol.

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Moreover, it regulates and increases the function of the endocrine system, the glands that produce the hormones necessary for essential body and metabolic functions such as fertility, sexual function, digestion, brain and nervous system physiology, and levels of energy.

The properties of maca make this Andean tuber suitable for both men and women. Not only can it help against hormonal disorders, but it can become a good ally to enjoy sex more, as it increases libido and reduces stress and fatigue.

One of the most recognized properties of maca is to promote fertility. It contains substances , alkaloids called macamides, and minerals such as zinc that act on the functionality of the hormonal system, both in men and women, and increase the chances of fertilization. Improves feminine problems.

It is also helpful in relieving the symptoms of menopause, menstruation disorders, and polycystic ovary syndrome. However, maca has not been proven to change hormone levels. This natural aphrodisiac is one of the few foods that has been proven to increase sexual desire and enjoy sex more.

According to the expert in herbal medicine and integrative medicine Tieraona Low Dog, it also stimulates the libido of women. In the case of men, it increases the volume and quality of semen and fights erectile dysfunction. One of the benefits of maca is its adaptogenic power, that is, it favors mental and physical resistance in circumstances that cause anxiety, depression or exhaustion.

A study published in Phytotherapy Research concluded that it helps to regain balance after an episode of stress. Some athletes use it to increase their physical performance. On the other hand, in nutritional therapy, it is recommended for people with chronic fatigue.


Maca is a herbaceous plant that has been cultivated in the Peruvian Andes

INGREDIENTS

1 cup of spinach

half cucumber

1 lemon

1/4 of piece of ginger

1 green apple

1 tablespoon of maca powder

PREPARATION

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1 Clean the spinach, remove the wilted leaves and rinse. Cut and peel half a cucumber. Squeeze the juice from a whole lemon. Cut and peel the ginger root.

5 Remove the core of the apple and cut into pieces. In a blender add water and all the ingredients. Mix and serve this delicious Maca smoothie.

 

Arymel García

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