Maca root has been called “Peruvian ginseng” for its benefits as a tonic, its concentration of nutrients, its adaptogenic properties, and much more. Now, as it’s becoming widely available, the popularity of maca has grown exponentially beyond its South American origins.
Maca Root for Health and Vitality will answer your questions about this superfood and show you lots of easy and tasty ways to incorporate it into your daily fare. You'll find a number of ideas for using it in your daily fare, plus 20 recipes for smoothies, unbaked sweets, and more.
As an adaptogen, maca can help the body manage stress, boost immunity, and balance the various internal systems — lymphatic, hormonal, nervous, and cardiovascular. Also valued for its supposed abilities to enhance libido, maca is used to increase strength and stamina in athletes and active people.
Though many of maca's reported health benefits are anecdotal, the widespread interest in it has led to some serious studies, and hopefully more will come out in the near future. As a whole food, it's safe to use, and whatever other attributes have been claimed, there's no doubt that it's one of the most nutrient-packed foods you'll find.