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Yerba Mate Health Benefits

Yerba Mate has been anecdotally and scientifically proven to offer the following health benefits:

  • Increases wellbeing and Happiness
  • Natural Energizer
  • Relaxes the Muscles
  • Loaded with Antioxidants
  • Decreases Stress
  • Improves Sleep
  • Minimizes damage from eating junk food.
  • Lowers Blood Pressure
  • Lowers Bad Cholesterol
  • Fights Colon Cancers
  • Helps with Type II Diabetes
  • Help you Lose Weight
  • Fights Obesity
  • Boosts Creativity
  • Improves Immune System
  • Improves bone density

Mate is one of those thing you just have to experience for yourself. It has all the health benefits of green tea, plus many more, as well as the unique ability to build something called “adaptive energy” in your body, helping you to naturally resist disease and adapt to stressful situations.

Now learn a few ways on how to prepare yerba mate tea.

sources:

  1. Mejia, de Evlira Gonzalez. “Dicaffeoylquinic acids in Yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis St. Hilaire) inhibit NF-κB nucleus translocation in macrophages and induce apoptosis by activating caspases-8 and -3 in human colon cancer cells.” Molecular Nutrition & Food Research 55, no. 10 (2011): 1509-1522.
  2. Heck, C.I. and De Mejia, E.G. (2007), Yerba Mate Tea (Ilex paraguariensis): A Comprehensive Review on Chemistry, Health Implications, and Technological Considerations. Journal of Food Science, 72: R138–R151. doi: 10.1111/j.1750-3841.2007.00535.x, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j. 1750-3841.2007.00535.x/full (accessed: July 16, 2012).
  3. Zenaro, Liniane, et al. “Effects of Aqueous Extract of Yerba Mate (Ilex Paraguariensis) on the Oxidative Stress in Rats Fed a Cafeteria Diet.” International Journal of Natural Sciences Research 2, no. 3 (2014): 30–40.
  4. Andrea S. Conforti, “Yerba Mate (ilex paraguariensis) consumption is associated with higher bone mineral density in postmenopausal women,” Bone 50, no. 1 (2012): 9–13.
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