In recent years there has been a lot of discussion about the advantages of Mace and the positive outcomes in terms of physical exercise and performance, having gained a lot of presence in sports supplementation products. But, do you want to know its properties, and why should you consider adding it to your diet? We will tell you.
Andean Mace is a plant physically very similar to a radish or beet with a large root three to six centimeters wide and 4.7 centimeters long. There are three types of Andean Mace, the type will depend on the color of its root, we can find yellow, black, and red. Although its consumption is relatively new for these lands, it is known that it has been cultivated for more than 2,500 years in the Andes.
- Improves athletic performance and promotes recovery.
- Delays the onset of muscle fatigue.
- Increase our energy and our stamina.
- Regulates the hormonal field.
- Increases fertility in men and women and promotes pregnancy.
- It favors the production of milk during lactation.
- Increases libido in both women and men.
- Relieves and decreases pain caused by menstruation.
- It delays cellular aging due to its antioxidant power.
- Strengthens and strengthens hair, nails, and bones.
- Helps reduce stress.
- It increases the levels of natural adrenaline which helps to reduce chronic pain, muscle, and bone due to osteoarthritis, arthritis, or rheumatism.
- Improves the ability to concentrate and enhances memory.
- Promotes circulation.
- It helps us sleep better by having a deeper and more restful sleep at the same time.
- It is a great source of phytosterols that also stimulate our immune system to fight against high cholesterol levels in our body.
What Properties Does Mace Have on a Nutritional Level?
It has a balanced nutritional composition (very similar to that of cereals), and that is where its “magical” properties lie: between 2-2.4% fat, 8% fiber, 10% protein, and 60% of carbohydrates.
- The fat it contains is made up of oleic acid, linolenic acid, and palmitic acid.
- The protein it contains is of very good quality with 7 of the 8 essential amino acids, it is not complete, but it is a very good source of amino acids.
- It is a root rich in bioavailable minerals with a high content of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus,
- potassium, sodium and iron among others. It is also high in vitamins, especially group B, vitamin C, and Vitamin E.
- It has great fiber content.
Due to all these properties that characterize it, it has begun to be sold on a large scale as a sports supplement both in powder and in capsules.
Does it Have Contraindications?
Being a natural food, although it is sold mainly as a supplement, it does not have great contraindications, but these possible adverse effects must be taken into account:
- It can cause insomnia and hyperactivity simultaneously as our body’s reaction to something new, but nothing more serious than this.
- If a large amount of Mace is consumed, thanks to its amount of fiber, it can cause excess gas, including diarrhea, in an extreme that causes dehydration because fiber accelerates our digestion.
- During pregnancy and lactation, it is always better to consult with the doctor.
Mace in Capsules or Better in Powder?
Although it can be found in both pills and powder, the powder option is more recommended since it will be purer and the dose can be adjusted much better.
You can make your own chocolate Mace drink. Below is a list of ingredients you will need:
- 2 teaspoons Mace
- 125 ml oat milk
- 125 ml of water
- 1/2 cup strawberries
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 2 tablespoons of pure chocolate powder
Mix all the ingredients and put them in the blender until they have the desired texture, now that summer is coming, along with some ice cubes, it is delicious!
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