Yerba mate has a rich tradition of being used as the basis for many herbal medicines across the centuries. By consuming Chilled Maté we are passing on to you the numerous health benefits of the plant. The closest comparison in terms of its vitamin and mineral composition that we can provide you with is green tea. That said, by drinking Chilled Maté you are consuming considerably more antioxidants and polyphenols than you would by drinking iced tea or other green tea beverages.
In summary your serving of Chilled Maté provides you with a good dose of the following:
- Theophylline, theobromine, and caffeine
- 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, Tannins, Pantothenic Acid and 15 Amino Acids.
The heath benefits of consuming Chilled Maté may cover several areas as follows:
- the caffeine can provide a state of alertness without some of the jitters associated with coffee or other caffeinated products.
- It may help to boost the immune system through the natural saponins and polyphenols which can help the body alleviate a number of inflammatory conditions and ailments
- there is potential for supporting weight loss through reducing appetite and increasing energy expenditure
- the saponins can aid digestion and may prevent urinary tract infections as well as kidney and bladder stones
- it helps to build strong bones even without exercising
- it can keep the heart healthy by reducing the workload for pumping blood through the body
- there is some evidence to suggest that it may help in killing cancer cells
- your Chilled Maté beverage is produced via a proprietary extraction process and thus avoids any potential risks associated with hot liquids
For more information about the positive benefits of yerba mate we suggest that you review authoritative third party sources of information such as Authority Nutrition or Be Brain Fit
Whilst there has been some studies which indicate that there may be increased risk of certain types of cancers amongst regular consumers of yerba mate it is important to point out the following. The study groups often included people who were heavy smokers which could explain some of the increased risks. We should also mention that as a hot beverage yerba mate should be prepared at around 60 – 70 degrees Celsius and not at 100 degrees Celsius. Indeed some evidence suggests that drinking very hot drinks such as tea may result in “thermal injury” which may be related to some cancers – see link below.
Rest assured that all of our products are made using an extraction process that does not damage the leaves in any way or use excessive temperatures and allows us to deliver the maximum goodness to the drink whilst respecting the integrity of the plant.