Superfood this, superfood that. We hear this word being thrown around a lot these days as our world trends on health and wellness. What exactly is a superfood? A food that’s super, right? Or one that tastes good? Or looks good? It is those things for sure, but a superfood is all about super ingredients, you know, it’s what’s on the inside that counts.
Superfoods are quite literally foods that are super for you. They are foods that can help you feel good and have natural health benefits. Over the next few months I will to highlight some of them that are easy to incorporate into a healthy lifestyle.
Organic Raw Maca Powder by Healthworks is a definite superfood. But, what the heck is maca powder? This raw root powder comes from the maca plant native to Peru, sometimes called Peruvian ginseng. It has been touted for a very long time as a natural energy booster and mood enhancer. Healthworks Maca Powder is high in fiber, protein, vitamins B and C, potassium, calcium, iron, copper, manganese and fatty acids.
What can it do for you? How can it make you feel better? Three health benefits of Maca root powder are:
- Energy – People have expressed increased energy levels when adding maca into their diet. Some athletes take it for improved stamina. It might give you the boost you need to put a little more pep in your step.
- Clearer Skin – Those prone to acne have noticed positive changes to their skin when taking maca powder. It also can help sensitive skin to be a little less sensitive.
- Health & Well Being – Maca powder is packed with vitamins and nutrients our bodies need to be at our best. It also can be uplifting when you’re feeling stressed or anxious.
A little goes a long way with raw maca powder. Start with a very small amount. It blends well into smoothies, soups, oatmeal, juice and so much more. Here’s a delicious smoothie recipe to try:
2 tablespoons Healthworks Maca Powder
4 cups strawberries, frozen or fresh
2 bananas, ripe
2 cups almond milk
1 tablespoon agave nectar
Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Makes 2 large or 4 small servings.
(Recipe credit: Healthworks)
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