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Antioxidants in Yerba Mate and Matcha Tea

antioxidants in yerba mate and matcha green tea
I think you will agree that the majority of nutritional information is confusing and well-hidden. This makes things extra difficult for those of us that care about what we put into our bodies. Why should 'being healthy' be so hard and being 'unhealthy' so easy? We believe there is a better way. In this guide we will scrutinize the antioxidants content of yerba mate and compare it to some of the other popular beverages we drink daily, but first... What exactly are antioxidants? Antioxidants are naturally occuring molecules in plant-based foods such as fruits, vegetables, tea, wine, and chocolate. While there are thousands of antioxidant compounds out there, youΓÇÖve probably heard of the more popular ones, such as flavanols (found in chocolate), resveratrol (found in...

The Science behind Yerba Mate Weight Loss claims

The Science behind Yerba Mate and Weight Loss
Yerba Mate may not be the most well-known herbal tea in the UK, but fans of this South American plant have been celebrating its health-giving properties for a long time. There are many drinkers that insist that Yerba Mate tea is much better for weight loss than green tea. Luckily for us, science has come to the rescue and can back up these claims with some hard evidence. The potential of Yerba Mate when losing weight The benefits of this herbal remedy were presented in a 2012 paper called Anti-obesity and Anti-diabetic Effects of Yerba Mate (Ilex Paraguariensis) in Mice Fed a High-fat Diet. The aim here was as follows: "to evaluate the effects of Yerba Mate extract on weight loss, obesity-related biochemical parameters, and...

What are the health benefits of Yerba Mate?

What are the Health Benefits of Yerba Mate?
Yerba Mate (What is Yerba Mate?) is slowly gaining popularity in Europe and it is all thanks to its many health benefits. Yerba Mate is well known for providing high levels of energy, many of drinkers report that Yerba Mate keeps them alert for longer periods of time. The other major benefit of Yerba Mate is that it suppresses the appetite whilst providing the body with all the nutrients it needs. The Pasteur Institute and the Paris Scientific society did a study into Yerba Mate and its health benefits in 1964. They 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...