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“Let Food Be Thy Medicine and Medicine Be Thy Food.”

Most of us have heard this quote by the Father of Medicine, Hippocrates. But do we really understand the message which speaks to the importance of eating foods that serve the body as medicine rather than just sustenance?

There are many foods that fall into this category and are known as Superfoods. Superfoods offer healing qualities to the body and help us achieve optimal health and wellness. Yerba Maté is one of these Superfoods.

In 2005, researchers at the University of Illinois studied 25 different types of Maté. They found the Maté to contain “higher levels of antioxidants than green tea” and, based on cell studies, “may help prevent colon cancer.” Studies to do with other types of cancer show promising results.

Investigators from the Pasteur Institute and the Paris Scientific Society concluded that Yerba Maté contains “practically all of the vitamins necessary to sustain life”. They focused especially on Pantothenic Acid, remarking that it is “rare to find a plant with so much of this significant and vital nutrient…it is indeed difficult to find a plant in any area of the world equal to Maté in nutritional value.”

In addition, results from a study done by researchers at the University of Madrid assert a high content of mineral elements, especially – K, Mg, and Mn – in Maté. They considered those findings “to be of great relevance” to the nutritional value of Maté infusions.

Each infusion of Maté contains:

* Vitamins – A, C, E, B1, B2, Niacin (B3), B5, B Complex

* Minerals – Calcium, Manganese, Iron, Selenium, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus

* Additional Compounds – Fatty Acids, Chlorophyll, Flavonols, Polyphenols, Trace Minerals, Antioxidants, Pantothenic Acid and 15 Amino Acids.

Starting your day with Yerba Maté instead of coffee can dramatically improve your looks, health, energy and mood. Most people feel the benefits with their first infusion, but consistent daily use brings continued improvement. Soon you’ll forget about coffee and be hooked on the feelings of energy, health and wellbeing that Maté is so generous in bestowing.

Yours in health!

Rachel Winkler

Owner and Founder of Oregon Yerba Maté

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