Chlorella: Benefits, Nutrional Value, Uses, Side Effects

Chlorella: Benefits, Nutrional Value, Uses, Side Effects

Its scientific name is Chlorella Vulgaris and can be bought in natural products stores and in some handling pharmacies. It is a green alga, very popular in Japan, belonging to the group of chlorophytes, rich in chlorophyll. It is a very complete food because it contains proteins of high biological value, 18 amino acids (including eight essential amino acids), vitamins and minerals, enzymes, fiber and chlorophyll. It is also rich in antioxidants, such as beta-carotene and particularly vitamin B12. Read More


Shitake mushrooms: Benefits; scientific evidences; contraindications, uses

Shitake mushrooms: Benefits; scientific evidences; contraindications, uses

What are Shiitake mushrooms? Shiitake, whose scientific name is Lentinula edodes, is an edible mushroom native to East Asia, being the second most consumed edible mushroom in the world. Its name have Japanese origins, the tree similar to oak is called Shii and take means mushroom in Japanese. Read More


Maca as an adaptogen

Maca as an adaptogen

Maca root, like the Chinese herb ginseng, is also an adaptogen. Adaptogens are substances that raise the physical body’s state of resistance to diseases through physiological and emotional health improvements. Read More


Benefits of Maca for men and woman

Benefits of Maca for men and woman

One other important note is that scientists have also discovered that due to Maca’s nutritional value, the food has the ability to regulate, support, and balance the hormonal systems of both men and women for optimal function. One of the very great things about Maca root is that it is not "gender specific” and works equally well for both men and women. Read More


Considerations and Contraindications in taking Maca

According to an article published in 2012 in "Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine,” how maca is prepared may determine the benefits derived from it. Traditionally, maca is dried and boiled before being consumed. Read More


What are super foods and why do we need them?

What are super foods and why do we need them?

 Nowadays much has been heard about super foods, certain foods that have stood out due to their exoticism, due to their native places, as well as their super tonifying or super detoxifying properties.  Many of them came into fashion use, such as Maca from Peru, Goji berries from Tibet (China), or Chias seeds that originate in Mexico and Central America. Read More


Nutritional Value of Maca

Nutritional Value of Maca

Maca is has authentic powerful nutritional value. Contains 13-16% protein, 8.5% fiber, 19 essential amino acids, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and D, minerals iron, magnesium, copper, zinc, sodium, potassium, calcium, several glucosinolates, 20 free fatty acids, and unique compounds called macaenes and macamides.  Beyond that, Maca is one of only a handful of foods considered to be an "adaptogen," meaning it´s a food that raises overall life force energy. Read More