The doctor said that the prototype of Maca food is unpalatable, and it is usually made into powder, capsules and other health foods for human consumption, and the growth conditions are relatively high; the picture is a schematic diagram.

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[Health Channel/Comprehensive Report] Maca (also known as Maca) is often equated with masculinity and is regarded as a holy product for male maintenance.

There are also people who think that Maca is equivalent to sweet potatoes in terms of nutrition. Instead of eating Maca, it is better to eat sweet potatoes directly!

In this regard, the doctor said that Maca and sweet potato have different classifications and different nutritional components, but they are both rich in dietary fiber and can promote intestinal health. However, the prototype of Maca is unpalatable and needs to be made into health food, so the price is more expensive , and the price of sweet potato is close to the people, it is a good choice to replace refined starch.

Hou Zhenbang, a urologist at Linkou Chang Gung Hospital, posted on his Facebook fan page "Dr. Hou Zhenbang, Physician of Urology at the Frontline of Health Technology", pointing out that if you feel that health food is effective, you can take it in moderation and persevere, and you may get healthy results after a period of time .

But if you think it doesn't work, you don't need to spend a lot of money, or force your husband to eat it, which will not only hurt your wallet but also hurt your peace.

Please read on...

Hou Zhenbang said that Maca and sweet potatoes are rich in dietary fiber, which can promote intestinal health and prevent constipation and other digestive tract problems.

In addition, they are also rich in minerals. For example, Maca and sweet potatoes are rich in calcium, which helps maintain bone health, which is more important for the elderly and women.

There are five differences between Maca and sweet potato:

1. Different classifications:

Maca (scientific name Lepidiummeyenii) belongs to the Brassicaceae family and is a herbaceous plant that grows on the plateau of Peru.

Sweet potato (scientific name Ipomoeabatatas) belongs to Convolvulaceae and is a root crop that grows in temperate and tropical regions.

2. Different edible parts:

the edible part of maca is its root, and its food prototype is very unpalatable, and modern people seldom use it as food.

It is usually made into a health food for human consumption in powder or capsule form.

On the contrary, the edible part of sweet potato is its rhizome, and the leaves are also edible. It tastes very delicious when eaten raw or cooked.

3. Different nutrients:

Maca is mainly rich in protein, dietary fiber, vitamin B group and minerals, such as calcium, iron, zinc and so on.

Sweet potatoes are mainly rich in carbohydrates, vitamin C, vitamin A and minerals, such as potassium, iron, calcium and so on.

4. Different health benefits:

Maca is considered to be beneficial in enhancing physical strength, improving sexual function, regulating hormones, and improving immunity.

Sweet potatoes are believed to help lower blood sugar, boost immunity, maintain gastrointestinal tract, heart health, and more.

5. The price varies greatly:

Maca is mainly grown in the Peruvian highlands of South America, while sweet potatoes are grown in many subtropical and tropical regions around the world, and the yields vary greatly.

In addition, Maca is usually available for human consumption in the form of powder or capsules, while sweet potatoes can be used as natural raw materials, so the price of Maca powder or capsules is higher than that of sweet potatoes.

And seasonality is also a major factor. Sweet potatoes are usually available all year round, but Maca grows in high-altitude areas. It may be difficult to plant or collect in certain seasons, resulting in large fluctuations in the price of Maca.

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