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My alternative to coffee – Maca root powder

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My alternative to coffee – Maca root powder 1

Start with a small amount per day - 1/2 teaspoon is enough

Like everyone else, I used to get my morning “fix” from coffee to help kick-start my day — until I had a bad case of chronic gastritis. After that, coffee (among other rich, caffeinated, and spicy food) were things of the past. Over lunch with a friend, she encouraged me to try her version of “coffee” — Maca root powder. It can give the same boost, my friend said, in a healthier, non-addictive, and stomach-friendly manner.
 
A plant that grows naturally in the mountainous ranges of the Andes, it’s used by the local Peruvian people as an all-around super food and is seen as a very important plant, coining it at times as the “Peruvian ginseng”. Many call it now the newest super food because it’s a highly nutritious plant full of vitamins, enzymes, minerals, essential amino acids, alkaloids, sterols, and glucosinolates. And not only is Maca a great energizer, but it’s also said to help restore hormonal balance, and relieve symptoms of stress and anxiety. And some say, not only will Maca get you going in the morning, it’s long-term use will also help you, um, get going in the bedroom, as well.
 
How do you take Maca?
 
Maca usually comes in a powder or dried root form. Usually you will need to take 450mg of powder 3 times a day with food or drink. In my case, I just take 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon daily. It has a nice nutty taste and aroma, making it an excellent condiment to supplement your dinner, or to be brewed into a tea. I like mixing my Maca powder with plain milk or almond milk and drink it with my breakfast. It’s pretty good try it!

 

 

 

 

 

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