- Being rich in essential fatty acids, chia seeds reduces high blood pressure and is best for cardiovascular health.
- Chia seeds health benefits for diabetics have an ability to stabilize blood sugar levels.
MACA ROOT POWDER
My Thoughts: I add maca root powder to my Green Monster Smoothies, all the healthy vitamins make me strong, superstar strong - remember molly shannon in that SNL skit? she would sniff her armpits then yell SUPERSTAR, don't worry i'm not sniffing my armpits, just yelling superstar!
Agave nectar or agave syrup is obtained from the agave plant, a plant resembling the cactus in appearance, however, is just as succulent as the aloe vera plants. Hailing from Mexico, there are several hundreds of species of agave, but is mostly taken from the blue agave plant. This plant possesses a pina (resembles the pineapple), which contains a sweet sticky sap. This sap when extracted, filtered and heated at low temperatures conduces to formation of the all popular agave nectar. This agave nectar is honey sweet (although not exactly the same), thus, oft referred to as honey water. Agave nectar is used to make tequila and its sweet taste has caused it to become a favorite alternative sweetener. The syrup is used to sweeten beverages, food and desserts. Besides its sweet taste, agave nectar is also known for its health benefits.