Yerba Maté Health Benefits

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Yerba Mate Tea
Known to South Americans as the “Drink of the Gods,” Yerba Mate has been used since ancient times as a tea, is recommended throughout South America for its rejuvenating, nutritional, and energizing effects, particularly for mental and physical fatigue. Yerba Mate can be taken as an effective weight-loss aid and scientific research shows mate to be a powerful antioxidant and that it can protect DNA from double-strand breaks. It also has the ability to inhibit LDL oxidation. Mate naturally contains a wide range of polyphenols, methylxanthines, and chlorogenic acid, which together are responsible for its many health benefits.
Many claim the beverage, which contains a mix of vitamins and amino acids, can “boost immunity, restore youthful hair color, retard aging, combat fatigue, control the appetite and eliminate insomnia”, and more – and research is tending to support many of those claims, such as finding Yerba Mate to have hypocholesteremic (cholesterol lowering), antioxidant, hepato protective (protecting the liver) properties and a bitter taste all of which are attributed to the phenolic constituents of the leaves.
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