The Benefits of Maca Powder

If you’re a fellow health enthusiast, then you’ll certainly want to tune in to the wonderful world of Maca Powder! Maca powder has gained popularity over the years, and it is featured as Maja’s hero ingredient in our overnight oats. Read on to find out why!

What is Maca?

Maca is a plant traditionally derived from Peru. More specifically, maca is a hearty root vegetable that is similar in size and shape to a radish or turnip, and its numerous health benefits are truly impressive. 

While those in Peru tend to use it directly in food and drinks, Americans have typically turned this root vegetable into a superfood powder used to enhance their health.

Health Benefits of Maca

According to a recent Forbes Health article, maca is gaining lots of popularity due to its numerous science-backed health benefits.

First, Maca is known for its positive impact with mental health. Incorporating maca root into your daily routine can help your body manage environmental stress by balancing your mood and reducing negative feelings of anxiety. With our hectic lives and busy schedules, who couldn’t use a little help in that area, right? 

Maca root is known to help your body on a physical level as well. Full of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, maca powder is proving to naturally boost your energy levels without the undesirable crash that often comes with caffeine. Additionally, experts have researched a connection between maca use and stronger bones. 

According to an article from Medical News Today, maca root intake can help your body produce antioxidants. Antioxidants can help prevent certain health issues like cancer and heart disease. Additionally, maca is known to reduce blood pressure, help protect your skin from UV rays, and possibly improve learning and memory. 

Lastly, there also seem to be connections between an improved libido as well as an improvement with symptoms of menopause for women and fertility for men. Due to its clear emotional, mental, and physical health benefits, adding maca root to your diet certainly seems to be a simple way to get your health on track! As always, be sure to consult your healthcare provider before adding a new supplement into your routine to ensure that it is the right choice for you.  

Why We Use Maca Root Powder

At Maja, we are focused on providing healthy oats and mixes that are packed with real ingredients that you can feel comfortable sharing with your loved ones. 

Our products are vegan and gluten-free, and they are full of truly nutritious ingredients that will help keep you fueled for a busy day ahead. Choosing the right ingredients for our products has always been a main priority, and that is why we chose to include maca root powder in our protein-packed overnight oats. 

With all the added health benefits, it has certainly become a hero ingredient in our banana bread overnight oats as well as our cacao + coconut overnight oats, and we are proud to share it with you! 

Our Recipe Box is full of yummy recipes that include these maca-infused oats. Whether you try a more traditional breakfast option, like our Breakfast Overnight Oats, or you’re looking for a more unique spin, such as our Banana Protein Oat Smoothie or our Chocolate Coconut Protein Bar, we guarantee that you are sure to LOVE adding this superfood into your daily routine! 

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