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The Superfood You Need to Try

The Superfood You Need to Try

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A few years ago I discovered this superfood and when I say that it clears up acne and gives you some serious energy AND focus, I'm not lying.

The superfood is called MACA ROOT. Some of you may be familiar with it and some of you may of never heard of such a thing until now BUT it's something to consider if you need a natural pick me up. 

I remember the first time I put the Maca Root powder in one of my plant based smoothies right before I ran out of the door to go to work. 

I drank my protein shake on the way to work and by the time I got there, I just felt SUPER focused. Some people even noticed!

They said I seemed happy and focused which was definitely true. 

I didn't even know why because at the time, I didn't know what Maca Root did! I was just interested in any superfoods that I could get in my diet so I gave this one a shot. 

The next day when I wasn't feeling quite as rushed, I looked into the benefits of Maca Root and that was when I realized that the reason I was SO focused the day before was because of this amazing little gem called Maca!

Here's just a few of Maca's benefits:

  • ENHANCES MOOD
  • ENERGY ENHANCER
  • INCREASED STAMINA AND ATHLETIC ENDURANCE
  • APHRODESIAC
  • REGULATES HORMONES (this is why it helps with hormonal acne)!
  • REDUCES DEPRESSION
  • REDUCES STRESS AND ANXIETY
  • PROVIDES MENTAL CLARITY AND FOCUS
  • HELPS WITH MENOPAUSE
  • IMPROVES ACNE, HAIR GROWTH AND CIRCULATION
  • STIMULATES THYROID FUNCTION

The list goes on and on!

Ever since I realized how helpful Maca Root was for me, I started using it on a daily basis in my smoothies and in these Maca Energy Balls!

I also started getting some feedback from other girls that we're starting to use Maca Root on a daily basis and THEY we're saying they felt an increase in energy and focus as well. 

I even got an e-mail from a friend that said after months of having hormonal acne, she noticed her skin clearing up after two weeks of using Maca Root on a daily basis which is so amazing!

So here's a little bit about the superfood:

  1. It is found in Peru. 
  2. It is also known as "Peruvian Ginseng" or "Pepperweed"
  3. It contains adaptogens, fiber, amino acids, vitamins and minerals. 
  4. It can be used in smoothies, yogurt, cereal, beverages and baking. 
  5. It tastes like a carmely, malty flavor. Most people like it. 

If you are going to buy Maca Root make sure you get Organic and keep an eye out for the three different kinds of Maca!

There are 3 colors and each one has more specific benefits so it could be beneficial to grab a specific one depending on what you need!

The three colors are:

  • Yellow/cream
  • Black
  • Red

The one I use is the YELLOW/CREAM color and it is said to be the least expensive maca and a great starting point. 

RED MACA:

Has a light caramel taste and is great for balancing hormones in men and women and also is effective for men when it comes to prostate protection. 

BLACK MACA:

This is sometimes considered a "Men's Maca" because it has been known to help increase sperm production but it is gender friendly for incrasing bone strength and density as well as extra stamina and strength. 

I definitely suggest trying it to see how it helps you!

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