Health benefits from drinking organic yerba mate tea

Yerba mate is a very healthy drink
Yerba mate contains numerous vitamins, minerals antioxidants and proteins. It is an excellent source of vitamins A, C, E, most of B complex, nicotinic and pantothenic acids, biotin, magnesium, calcium, iron, sodium, potassium, manganese and phosphates. It also contains caffeine. The combination of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and caffeine results in a steady boost in energy levels.
 
 
In addition to its standing as a popular beverage, yerba mate is used as a tonic, diuretic, depurative, stimulant to reduce fatigue, an aid for gastric functions and to suppress appetite. Yerba mate contains the trace element chromium in a form that is suited for more efficient metabolic processes, meaning that your body is able to extract the necessary energy directly via digestion without having to store it first in fatty forms.  

Yerba Mate Provides a Wealth of Nutrients

The Pasteur Institute and the Paris Scientific society in 1964 were interested in this healthy source of vitamins and did a thorough study of its properties. The investigators concluded "it is difficult to find a plant in any area of the world equal to mate in nutritional value" and that yerba mate contains "practically all of the vitamins necessary to sustain life."  In addition, results from a study done by researchers at the University of Madrid assert a high content of mineral elements, especially K, Mg, and Mn, in mate. They considered those findings “to be of great relevance” to the nutritional value of mate infusions.

Yerba mate has been used as a base for herbal medicines in South America for centuries, and the plant’s benefits and therapeutic properties have recently been verified by a number of scientific studies. The chemical components of yerba mate are similar to those found in green tea; however, yerba mate is more nutritious than green tea.
 
Most notably of Mate's biological activities is its high antioxidant capacity which has been shown to be higher than green tea, which is touted as having a very high antioxidant capacity. This high antioxidant capacity is attributed and is directly proportional to its high polyphenol concentration. Due to Mate's high biological activity and its large concentration of known active compounds it makes an ideal material for extraction of these compounds for use in other foods and supplements. There are currently several products in the market that contain some derivatives of Mate. Most of which are targeted at weight loss, as Mate has shown a correlation with weight loss and weight management. Find more information on the (onlinelibrary.com)
 
Organic yerba mate (such as Kraus organics and Ecoteas) are steadily growing in popularity as non-organic commercial farmers rely heavily on chemical controls to manage weeds and insect pests, reducing biodiversity in sensitive environments and polluting soils and waterways. Drinking organic yerba mate also gives peace of mind to the consumer that no harmful chemical residues are present in the tea.

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