Monday, June 4, 2007

Taking Maca Root While Pregnant

There are quite a few advantages of taking Maca Root during pregnancy.

Is Maca Root Safe to Use While Pregnant?

Maca Root may be eaten safely throughout your entire pregnancy. Maca Root is actually not an herb at all. It is a whole food. It is a big part of a daily diet consumed by the people of Peru.

Maca Root works very well to keep hormones balanced and to keep progesterone levels high while you are pregnant. This can be especially beneficial during the first trimester.

Maca Root does not contain any hormones. So there is no need to worry about over doing it in anyway. It works by stimulating and healing the pituitary gland so that it can function better.

Since Maca Root has no toxicity levels, there are no worries about a possible overdose. The chances of overdosing on Maca are the same as the chances of overdosing on potatoes. It is a food, not a drug.

Maca Root Supports a Healthy Pregnancy

There are large amounts of vital nutrients found in Maca Root. It can almost be a pre-natal vitamin in itself due to the large amounts of vitamins, minerals and amino acids contained within. Maca Root helps to ensure that your unborn baby is getting the nutrients that he or she needs.

Choosing the Right Maca Root

There are a lot of different brands of Maca Root out there. I have successfully only used one kind of Maca Root throughout two of my pregnancies.

This is because the extracts and gelatinized versions do not contain the whole food; therefore they will not provide the same benefits.

I highly recommend Navitas Naturals Organic Raw Maca Powder. It is a reputable product from a great company.

Navitas Maca Root comes directly from the farmers who cultivate them and are free of heavy metals, chemicals and pesticides.

I have found the best prices on Navitas Maca Root to be from Amazon, you can go straight to it by clicking here.

How to Eat Maca Root

Maca Root tastes exactly like it sounds, like a root. The taste can easily be compared to that of a potato, but slightly more bitter.

If you try and eat it plain you will spit it out fairly quickly. This is why it is best to disguise the taste in food.

Personally, I put two tablespoons of Maca Root in my morning smoothies. It tastes great when mixed up with bananas and fruit.

It is best to take about two tablespoons daily, but you can do more or less depending on your individual needs.

Working on more Health Topics

I am currently working on writing some more health articles for my blog. I am going to try and write at least one a day.

If there are any topics you want me to include or anything you want to know more about please leave a comment or email me at

I am working hard to get my thoughts gathered up and put into words. I should have another article posted up here today.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Not Sticking With It As Well As I Planned

I haven't been doing very well with my diet. It seems as though I went off of the very strict raw food diet I have been eating a lot of things I know are not good for me.

Which, really frustrates me because I want to be healthier. I think I gave myself a bit too much freedom in the food department. Saying I am going to be 80% raw leaves a huge grey area for me.

Do I want 80% by weight, by calories, what? I am going to work this week on making a food menu that I will follow, because I apparently need more structure for my meals. When I eat without planning, I find myself choosing unhealthy foods.

I will be updating in the next day or two with a menu I plan to use for myself.