Benefit Of Yerba Mate Tea Drink It To Sustain Life..Literally!
So what is the benefit of Yerba Mate Tea? (pronounced "yerba mahtay")
For starters it is a medicinal and cultural drink of ancient origins. It was Introduced to the world by the Guarani Indians of South America. Mate tea is consumed mainly in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and southern Brazil.
In the USA everyone 'lives and dies' by coffee. The day cannot start properly without their regular 'caffiene fix'. Coffe bars are dotted everywhere.
Well, in South America it's a very different story altogether. It's all about Yerba Mate.
This amazing tea contains ingredients that keeps it's drinkers healthy and energetic. It is actually more than a drink...in fact Yerba Mate has become a cultural phenomenon throughout South America.
If you have ever visited Buenos Aires you will see people everywhere carrying their Mate with them throughout the day...you will rarely see an obese person there.
The benefit of Yerba Mate tea is really quite incredible. Just let me 'reel' of the list of health benefits....It is used by the South Americans to...Boost immunity, cleanse and detoxify the blood, tone the nervous system, restore youthful hair color, retard aging, combat fatigue, stimulate the mind, control the appetite, reduce the effects of debilitating disease, reduce stress, and eliminate insomnia. What a list!
Ok, ok where do the antioxidants come in? Well.....Yerba Mate contains 11 polyphenols.
What are polyphenols?
Polyphenols are a group of phytochemicals.
Phytochemicals are recently-discovered compounds that act as powerful antioxidants and are believed to display anti-cancer effects. On top of the polyphenols, Yerba Mate leaves contain saponins.
Saponins are phytochemicals that have been found to specifically stimulate the immune system and aid the body in protecting against disease. In fact a recent study discovered 3 new saponins in the Yerba Mate leaf.
In 2005, researchers at the University of Illinois studied 25 different types of mate. They found the tea to contain higher levels of antioxidants than
... and, based on cell studies, may help prevent oral
Finally on the benefit of Yerba Mate tea...every infusion contains the following...Vitamins: A, C, E, B1, B2, Niacin (B3), B5, B ComplexMinerals: Calcium, Manganese, Iron, Selenium, Potassium, Magnesium, PhosphorusAdditional Compounds: Fatty Acids, Chlorophyll, Flavonols, Polyphenols, Trace Minerals, Antioxidants, Pantothenic Acid and 15 Amino Acids.
Yes it really does contain all these vitamins and minerals!
We will let Dr. Mowrey sign off....
According to Dr. Mowrey, Director of Mountainwest Institute of Herbal Sciences, one group of investigators from the Pasteur Institute and the Paris Scientific Society concluded that Yerba Mate contains practically all of the vitamins necessary to sustain life.
They focused especially on Pantothenic Acid, remarking that it is rare to find a plant with so much of this significant and vital nutrient. . . It is indeed difficult to find a plant in any area of the world equal to Mate in nutritional value."
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