Kale gets a lot of accolades—and rightfully so—but there’s another, lesser-known vegetable that might be the secret key to good health.
Dr. Nick Bitz travelled to New York from Southern California a couple of weeks ago to appear at a wellness convention on behalf of Youtheory, a company that makes all-natural dietary supplements. A certified naturopathic doctor, Dr. Bitz is Youtheory’s chief scientific officer, meaning he oversees the company’s product development.
After introducing some of Youtheory’s older products, Dr. Bitz gestured to one of the company’s newer supplements—a supplement that the company had only just debuted, and that contained an ingredient called “Maca.”
Maca, a root vegetable similar to a potato, has been a staple in Peru for centuries, Dr. Bitz explained in a follow-up conversation on the phone. Though its name isn’t nearly as recognizable today as acai or goji berries, it was popular in the natural health community in the 1980s. Now, it’s on the rise again.