Yerba Mate-Rosamonte – My Digital Oil Pictures

Yerba Mate-Rosamonte_My Digital Oil Paintings Series

Yerba Mate-Rosamonte©_My Digital Oil Paintings Series

5 responses to “Yerba Mate-Rosamonte – My Digital Oil Pictures

  1. I NEVER drink coffee… very rarely drink tea.. but my favourite hot drink is Yerba mate.. especially in winter.


    • Thanks for sharing that Louise, there is so much to enjoy in yerba mate. I discovered it few years ago only, but I drink a lot everyday and it takes care of me. I like most Taragui and Cruz de Malta.


  2. Reblogged this on euzicasa and commented:

    Another instance of yerba mate tea: delicious!


  3. Antioxidants and anticarcinogens

    Yerba Mate tea contains significant levels of polyphenol antioxidants and has a slightly higher antioxidant capacity than green tea. On average, Mate tea contains 92 milligrams of the antioxidant chlorogenic acid per gram of dry leaves and no catechins, giving it a significantly separate antioxidant profile than other teas.

    In-vivo and in-vitro studies are showing that Yerba Mate exhibits significant cancer-fighting activity. In 1995, research at the University of Illinois found Yerba Mate to inhibit the proliferation of oral cancer cells.

    A 2007 study from the University of Illinois conducted by Elvira de Mejia Ph.D, (Plant Biotechnology) found that consuming 0.5 liters of Yerba Mate tea increases activity levels of the enzyme that produces HDL cholesterol and lowers levels of LDL cholesterol. Study participants drinking mate tea had a 10% increase in the level of cardio-protective enzyme PON1, a precursor to HDL, compared to others drinking milk or coffee. An in-vivo study conducted by the University of São Francisco and the University of São Paulo in Brazil in 2009 found that mice fed high-fat diets for 12 weeks had significant improvements in blood serum levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL cholesterol, and glucose after being orally administered a solution of purified water and instant Yerba Mate tea powder.


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