SuperFood Week at Paleoista

I don’t know if there really is a SuperFood week, but given that there’s a National Day for nearly every last random thing (and food) you could think of, I figured, why not? This week, the theme will be geared about food that are touted to be Super Foods. Most have some reason for being categorized as such, and many can easily be incorporated into a Paleo regime. The trick is not to allow yourself to think that by piling up on chia seeds, Goji berries and Maca that you’ll suddenly become Super Human. (True Paleo along with do that for you!). Let’s start today with Maca. Mac grows naturally in Peru and is used as a food by native Andean people because of its high nutritional value to enhance fertility and sexual performance. Indigenous people use Maca to treat numerous conditions including anemia, tuberculosis, sterility, and fatigue; it is also used for depression, and cancer, as well as for menstrual and sexual disorders. In addition, some studies show that at high elevations where oxygen is scarce, Maca supports faster muscle recovery, increased endurance and muscular stamina which allows you to work out longer and more intensely. Blend it into your smoothie or stir it into a cup of green tea.   I find its distinct flavor enjoyable, personally. Guess what- Barefoot Provisions sells it, too!  Check it out today!