Rich in Antioxidants
A research conducted by the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) has shown that the yerba mate has a very high concentration of antioxidants. These levels are superior to the those found on green tea and is rich in chlorogenic acid, an antioxidant that balances the metabolism and helps to fight free radicals that are responsible for premature aging. It is believed that in the long run these substances will help fight some types of cancer and diabetes.
The Yerba Mate is rich in health boosting alkaloids, tannins, vitamins (A, B, C and E), minerals and proteins. The Yerba Mate is also considered to be a food supplement that can benefit your overall health by working as a stimulant to the circulatory and nervous system, fighting fatigue, insomnia, and depression.