Moringa, Maca- superfoods to heighten libido & fertility and even make you live longer
- Published: Friday, March 24th 2017
- in Living Well
So every few months there’s a new superfood everyone wants you to consume. To complement your energy levels and give you another kind of power booster, here are two recent fan favorites to contemplate:
What it is: Moringa oleifera, also known as horseradish tree, ben tree, or drumstick tree, is a small tree from India, Pakistan, and Nepal that has been used for generations in Eastern countries to treat and prevent diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, anemia, arthritis, liver disease, and respiratory, skin, and digestive disorders.
Popularity: In some countries, Moringa is known to provide longer life. Moringa has become popular as a leaf powder supplement, although the pods, roots, bark, flowers, seeds, and fruits are also edible.
Vitamins: Vitamin A, C, E. Provides Calcium Potassium and protein.
Contains Amino acids, the building blocks of proteins which are needed to grow, repair and maintain cells. The human body manufactures 10 to 12 amino acids. The remaining 8 amino acids are known as the essential amino acids that would normally be provided by everyday diet, but in today’s world that sometimes, does not happen. Moringa contains all of them.
Pluses: This superfood fights inflammation, is antioxidant, reduces symptoms of diabetes, aids blood lipid control to reduce cardiovascular illness.
Intake: The powder is the best way to consume this herb. It tastes great when mixed with a protein shake. These are also available in capsules.
What it is: Maca is a plant that grows in central Peru in the high plateaus of the Andes Mountains. It has been cultivated as a vegetable crop in this area for at least 3000 years. Maca is a relative of the radish and has an odor similar to butterscotch. Its root is used to make medicine.
Popularity: Maca is actually known because of its medicinal value and stories say, its ability to increase sexual arousal, combat infertility, enhance energy and sports performance stamina also. It is an adaptogen, which means it helps the body naturally adapt to stressors like busy schedules.
Vitamins: Like Moringa, Maca has the 8 essential amino acids the body requires. Vitamins B-1, B-2, C and E, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper, Zinc, Manganese, Phosphorus, Selenium, Sulphur, Sodium, Iron
Pluses: Since the superfood Maca is considered an “adaptogen”, a name given to certain herbs, plants, and natural substances that help the body naturally adapt to stressors like a busy schedule, demanding job, or illness, for example.
Intake: Available in powder to mix with protein shakes, capsules and even liquid.
These are supplements to enhance your energy levels naturally and also remember nothing happens overnight. Cook these, include them in salad or blend them into a power shake and choose health to improve your quality of life. Please remember if you have any pre-existing medical conditions, before you change your diet, it’s recommended you seek a physician’s clearance.