Jul 12, 2016
11 healthy powders with superfood benefits: maca, matcha and more
From maca to ginseng, these supplements offer a fun way to boost energy, prevent disease and burn more fat.
For calm alertness try...matcha.Source: Getty Images
Matcha's energy-boosting power comes from caffeine (a teaspoon of this green tea powder contains half the amount of caffeine of brewed coffee). However, Desiree Nielsen, Vancouver registered dietitian and author of Un-Junk Your Diet, adds, "Matcha has an amino acid in it, called L-theanine, which helps to relax you and oppose the effects of caffeine – so it gives you a kind of calm alertness."
For managing hormones try...maca.Source: Getty Images
This powder is derived from the root of a Peruvian plant, and its most promising health benefits are aiding hormone imbalances and sexual dysfunction. It's also commonly used for an energy boost and fending off osteoporosis.
For a metabolism boost try...goji berry.Source: Getty Images
Also known as 'wolfberry', goji berry's weight loss powers come from two amino acids (L-glutamine and L-arginine), both known to increase growth hormones and boost metabolism.