Latin America and its communities have contributed great knowledge about the use and consumption of natural and medicinal foods. An example of this is maca, a root native to Peru and widely used by the indigenous communities of that region as an indispensable tool in the treatment of different ailments and ailments.
This plant has proven to be very energizing and with an important nutritional contribution, headed by proteins, vitamins B1, B2, B6, minerals (zinc, sodium, potassium, phosphorus among others) and additionally it can be used as an excellent companion for women who suffer from disorders related to the secretion of hormones.
Benefits of Maca.
The first use that should be highlighted is undoubtedly its aphrodisiac and fertility stimulating properties ; Often known as the “Peruvian viagra”, this supplement has been used with positive results to treat male impotence, lack of sexual desire and erectile dysfunction, thanks to its contribution of macadamia, an effective component to regulate hormonal levels and increase the flow of blood to the pelvic area.
In fact, it has been scientifically proven that Maca consumption can increase sperm production and resistance.
However, speaking exclusively of female cases, this food has managed to reduce the general discomfort caused by menopause, since its revitalizing and nutritional characteristics help combat the sensation of heat and suffocation, emblematic symptoms of this hormonal process.
As we mentioned before, maca is a great alternative for those who are low on energy, helping to transport oxygen in the body and strengthen it, even more effectively than some vegetables, this because Maca provides iodine and zinc, both important supplements to revitalize the body and avoid fatigue.
In the same way, those people who see themselves in a depressive picture, can use maca as a supplement to energize the mood and keep the brain in a more attentive state, promoting memory and learning.
As if that were not enough, maca and its “glucosinate” component are an important ally in the prevention and elimination of free radicals, which cause signs of aging.
The immune system, in turn, can be positively affected by the consumption of maca, since its high concentration of alkaloids make it an organic response to fight colds, infections or other diseases that can take advantage of a poor immune system.
Even for those who are interested in taking care of their skin, Maca can improve the natural protection of the dermis against ultra violet rays. In fact, it is advisable to include this root, in powder form, in creams and sunscreens to increase its protective effect on the body.
The truth is that maca is not short of benefits, it is a matter of informing us and starting to add this root in our common diet, yes, always remember to have the approval of a nutritionist.
Remember to always consult your doctor before changing your diet or incorporating new supplements.