Summer is officially here! You will want to add this superfood to your summertime smoothies and homemade juices and watch your energy levels soar during your next workout! MACA
is a plant native to the Andes Mountains in Peru. People consume it as a vegetable and it has a high nutritional value. Maca contains protein, amino acids, vitamins and minerals
— all nutrients that you need to fuel exercise. Maca can be beneficial to athletes by increasing energy and stamina. Increased levels of stamina are going to help cyclists and runners. Better stamina levels are also going to help just about anyone by helping you to do a quicker pace at whatever cardio you do and go longer plus increase your fat burning efforts! Maca
is also an adaptogen
helping your body adapt to the stress of intense exercise. In other words it helps with quick recovery. It delivers high levels of glucosinolates (nutrients that detoxify) giving you even more endurance enhancement you have been looking for! Maca is also high in essential fatty acids and its ALL NATURAL.
Nothing fake or toxic in this superfood! So how do you eat Maca?
The dried and powdered roots are available at most health food stores. You can put 1 teaspoon into homemade juices, smoothies, gluten free oats, or protein shakes. Just a side note*
Maca root is also a potent aphrodisiac for men and women, woo hoo!! All the more reason to include this supplement into your clean eating program.
Guest blog post by: Susie R. at www.realfoodrealfitness.com