Maca has been recognized for its contributions to women’s health. Some studies indicate that Maca provides relief of menopause symptoms, and may assist in improving fertility and sexual desire. Maca contains and abundance of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and proteins that nourish your body and provide good energy. (1)
MCT’s are medium-chain triglycerides that are found in coconut oil. So why would you consume MCT oil if you have coconut oil? Coconut oil contains 4 different types of fatty-acids, and although they all have health benefits, they act differently in the body. About 50% of coconut oil is comprised of C:12 Lauric Acid. Biologist now recognized lauric acid as psuedo-MCT, because it requires the liver to break it down. Where as MCT’s like C:8 (caprylic acid) and C10 (capric acid), are easily digested and used immediately for fuel for your brain and muscles. C6 takes 3 steps to turn into ATP, cellular fuel, versus 26 steps that sugar takes. MCT’s also have antimicrobial properties that can assist in maintaining healthy gut balance. (2)
We talked about some of the amazing benefits of cacao powder here: Pumpkin-Butter Cups. If you find that you prefer a simple cup of coffee, just try adding some MCT oil. After finding out more information about different properties of MCT’s I try to use MCT oil that mostly contains C:8 and C:10.
Have you tried any of the adult coloring books? If coloring even interest you lightly it’s a great meditative practice to incorporate into your life. It has a great ability to help keep your mind in the present. The superfood coffee helps too.
- 1 cup of brewed coffee
- 1 teaspoon of maca powder
- 1 teaspoon of cacao powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of MCT oil
- 1/4 cup of full-fat canned coconut milk
- Brew a cup of coffee with your preferred method.
- Combine the maca, cacao, cinnamon, coconut milk, MCT oil and coffee to a blender and blend for a few seconds.
- Your coffee tonic is ready for enjoyment.
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