Proper nutrition is not only essential for your physical and mental health, but it also regulates your varied moods. It has an important role to play in the management, development, and prevention of mental health issues such as depression. UK Mental Health Foundation says that a wholesome diet can help achieve a balanced mood and promote feelings of wellbeing. They suggest that consumption of superfoods containing valuable vitamins, minerals, enzymes and essential amino acids help establish a hormonal balance that removes any feelings of depression.
What makes maca an aphrodisiac superfood?
Maca is an extract of maca root which is native to forests of Peru where it has been cultivated and used by the natives for its healing powers for over 2600 years. This adadptogen herb helps in regulating and balancing the hormones secreted by the glands, including the pituitary, hypothalamus, nerves, muscles, and circulatory system. In the Inca time, maca was used to increase energy, alertness, and strength of the warriors, and due to this it was often been referred to as the ‘aphrodisiac of the Andes’. The superfood is useful in reducing stress and anxiety, and uplifting mood.