Are there any superfoods that can supercharge my love life?
Put down that pill bottle; forget that Viagra and that horny goat weed, because your natural aphrodisiac is only a supermarket away. We've got a tried and true, completely new way to add some heat to your love life, and it's coming straight from the high Andes of Bolivia and Peru.
Welcome to the world of the superfood, Maca! Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is a root with great potential as an adaptogen. An adaptogen is a food that helps to balance hormones, raising those that are too low, and lowering hormones that are too high. As a result, it shows promise in normalizing conditions related to hormone imbalance, thus revving up feelings of desire, and making its way to your list of aphrodisiac go-tos.
The great news is that a multitude of scientific studies are now backing up what people have known for so long about maca - that it is a seriously effective health tool. It has demonstrated effects on sexual behavior, fertility, mood, memory, osteoporosis, metabolism, and the treatment of some tumor entities.
As for the bedroom realm, maca has shown to improve erectile dysfunction without altering serum testosterone levels, to enhance fertility by raising luteinizing hormone (LH) levels, to alleviate sexual dysfunction in postmenopausal women, and to promote libido and sexual pleasure by helping to optimize brain neurotransmitters and monoamine oxidas levels. Furthermore, clinical trials have shown that maca has favorable effects on energy and mood, decreasing anxiety, boosting feelings of well being, and improving sexual desire. In addition, it has also been shown to improve sperm production, sperm motility and semen volume.
Now that we've covered the sexiest powers of this superfood, let's check out the other ways in which maca will rock your world. For all you women out there going through menopause or perimenopause, maca may just be the answer to your prayers. Maca continues to prove its worth through the multitude of ways in which it can alleviate menopausal symptoms. It can reduce the frequency and severity of hot flashes and night sweats, and balance the mood. This can greatly improve feelings of nervousness, chronic fatigue, and depression, while also offering relief from headaches, heart palpitations and poor sleep.
Maca has a slightly sweet and musky taste, making it one of our favorite additions to a wide range of sweet treats, healthy snacks and smoothies. By simply incorporating a tablespoon into your diet a day, you can reap all its amazing benefits. Try starting off by making these Maca Balls or this Coconut Malt, and then get fancy with this to-die-for Maple Maca Ice Cream. And once you have fallen in love with all that Maca has to offer, grab a bag of Maca Cashews, the one snack you wont be able to live without.