The superfoods they are already part of our diet. Their multiple benefits for our body and their natural origin make them very “palatable” foods. There are them to help us sleep better, to increase our defenses and to slim down, among many other functions. Today we are going to discover you (if you did not know it already) a superfood that has many benefits and one of them is to help us lose weight. It’s about the pussy, an Andean root that has reached our pantries with force.
What is maca?
The pussy it’s a superfood that comes from the mountains of Peru and Bolivia, specifically in the Andes above 4,000 meters of altitude. Its scientific name is Lepidium meyenii, although it is also known as the ginseng peruano o la viagra natural.
The appearance of this tuber is reminiscent of a radish but yellow in color. Inca farmers already cultivated and consumed it more than 1,300 years ago. This root has medicinal and aphrodisiac uses and increases our body’s defenses by acting directly on our immune and endocrine systems.
What is maca for?
Maca has many beneficial properties for our health. We are going to summarize some of the most outstanding ones.
It is superfood it is rich in minerals, B vitamins, essential amino acids and antioxidants. It also has a lot of iron, zinc and calcium. It is precisely its high zinc content that makes it act as aphrodisiac and that contributes a extra dose of energy to our body. Iron makes it help us fight anemia and calcium maintains strong our bones.
- This root gives us a lot of energy and increases the production of testosterone, so it increases libido naturally in both men and women.
- Maca is used to slim down. Many of its properties help us lose weight in a balanced way. Its sterols will help us to eliminate the accumulations of fat in our body. Mienzas in zinc and manganese will help us to eliminate stored fatty tissues. It also helps regulate glucose and blood sugar levels. Finally, it has diuretic effects so it is perfect to include in our Diet to lose weight.
Maca is also indicated in cases of hypertension and helps us maintain a good hormonal balance.
On the other hand, it is a powerful antioxidant and it will help us prevent premature cellular aging.
This superfood is also credited with the ability to end premenstrual and menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, sudden mood swings, and headaches.
Improve the states of aanxiety, depression and stress.
How to take maca to lose weight
Of all the properties listed above, we are going to focus on how maca can help us lose weight. Specialists advise consuming it directly maca powder (about 3 or 4 teaspoons a day for a month). You can take it together with a yogurt, a juice or a soup.
You can also consume maca pills. In this case, you must follow the manufacturer’s instructions since the daily amount to be consumed will depend on the concentration of the tablets. Lastly, you can also take a maca infusion three times a day and you will see how you begin to lose weight quickly.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.