Nutritional And Health Benefits Of Yerba Mate
Those who drink Yerba Mate have praised it to the sky. For the regular users, it is a health drink that they will swear by. They have all had good benefits from drinking the beverage. The health benefits have been explained many centuries ago by the Indians in South America.
What does Yerba Mate contain that makes it such a health drink that is praised by one and all?
Vitamins, Minerals & Antioxidants
Yerba Mate contains all the micronutrients that are necessary for our life. All the vitamins and minerals are present. Yerba Mate contains Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, C, and E. It also contains essential minerals like Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorous, Potassium, Selenium, Sodium, Sulfur, and Zinc.
It also contains essential phytonutrients and 15 amino acids. Yerba Mate has more antioxidant power than any other tea-based drink because it contains 11 polyphenols.
Yerba Mate As Medicine
There has been much research done to find out the medicinal value of Yerba Mate. Though the Indians had claimed that it had high medicinal value, it needs to be proved. Hence research was done on this.
Dr. Leslie Taylor who is a herbalist and naturopath has done research and written down her findings. She says there are many medicinal benefits that Yerba Mate has. Apart from being the stimulant for which it is primarily consumed, it is also a general tonic and digestive. It can be part of a weight loss program. It is also a nerve tonic that can relieve you of pain, fatigue, and depression. It is also a cure for allergies and sinusitis.
Hers is not the only study. There are many studies conducted which have all proved the medicinal value of Yerba Mate
One study in the USA says that Yerba Mate cleanses the blood, tones the nervous system, slows aging, stimulates our mind, controls appetite and spurs the production of Cortisones. Yerba Mate is also known to enhance the healing power of other herbs when taken with them.
Boosts The Immune System
Yerba Mate is rich in Saponins. They are natural emulsifiers. They improve the immune system. They are also antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties. Yerba Mate is also rich in polyphenols which are powerful antioxidants. It will prevent the overactive immune responses that are causes for allergies, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetes.
With so many good qualities Yerba Mate certainly is a boon to our health
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