What is Maca?
Maca is a root vegetable native to the Andes Mountains in South America. Maca root (lepidium meyenii) is a relative of cruciferous vegetables, like broccoli and cabbage, but due to its unique properties it considered to be a “superfood.” It has traditionally been used to enhance both the female and male libido, and help treat a variety of illnesses. But today this superfood is readily available as a dietary supplement in the form of powder, liquid and a pill. Maca is being used regularly by athletes to increase stamina and enhance their athletic performance, as well as help speed up post-workout muscle recovery.
Maca provides a powerful source of nutrition, including:
- Over 20 amino acids, including 8 essential amino acids.
a smoothie bowl ?
I’m sure everyone knows what a smoothie is nowadays, but what about a smoothie bowl? These filling and extremely nutritious breakfast bowls are just like smoothies, but thicker so they can be spooned up and topped with extra goodies.
Smoothie bowls are the perfect breakfast or healthy snack for those who like to sit and eat their food versus sipping it from a straw. It’s also a super easy way to pack tons of superfoods, protein, vitamins and minerals into one simple meal.
How to make a smoothie bowl!
Unlike a smoothie where all the ingredients are mixed together, smoothie bowls are usually topped with delicious toppings – like nuts, seeds, granola, fruit, shredded coconut or chia seeds – to add nutritional value and a little crunch.…
There’s nothing better than being able to enjoy locally grown hand-picked fresh fruit. Because of where I live, there are many fruits and vegetables readily available to me from local farms right on the side of the road. Cherries are among my favorite fruits to buy in the summer months. With such a variety of cherries grown here in Canada, some wich are sweet (mostly eaten raw) and others sour (often baked into crisps and pies) everyone is sure to enjoy their taste. In addition, these delicious super fruits are packed full of all the antioxidants and nutrients we need for living a healthy lifestyle. I am going to share all the reasons why, I try to include cherries in my diet everyday.…
With so much disease in the world today , it seems that everyone has had at least one close friend or family member affected by one type of cancer or another. Cancer is one of the top health risks in the world, affecting so many people no matter what their age or gender. I have had several loved ones in my life who have had to face the battle of all that comes with this ugly disease. Some of wich have won the battle and others who weren’t so lucky.
The most inspirational story of all would be that of my Grandmother. My Grandma was a seemingly healthy person, living a good life and one day with no warning was hit with the horrible news from her doctor that life had taken a turn. …