Yerba Mate: A Nutritional Powerhouse
The explosion in popularity of Yerba Mate as an energizing beverage and health supplement probably has to do with the fact that Mate is a Nutritional Powerhouse.
A group of investigators from the Paris Scientific Society and the Pasteur Institute 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.”
Another researcher from the University of Illinois, Elvira de Mejia said…
“Our studies show that some of the most important antioxidant enzymes in the body are induced by this herbal tea.”
Yerba Mate contains:
- 196 active chemical compounds
- 11 polyphenols
- Vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, Niacin (B3), B5, B Complex
- Minerals: Calcium, Manganese, Iron, Selenium, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc
- Additional compounds: Carotene, fatty acids, Chlorophyll, Flavonols, Polyphenols, Inositol, trace minerals, antioxidants, tannis, Pantothenic acid
- 15 amino acids
The more that Yerba Mate’s effects are studied, the more is found about this amazing herbal infusion. Drinking Mate reminds us that overall, nature has all the cures, and connecting with nature’s gifts is the best way to maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle.