Friday, October 02, 2009

From the HEY HEY MATE BLOG - Yerba Lowers Cholesterol

In the book, Alice in Wonderland, Alice had to drink a small bottle to enter into a magical garden. The drink allowed her to change to fit through a very small door. Well, the opposite can be said for your blood cells after they've been refreshed by a warm brew of Yerba.



According to the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, Yerba Mate actually lowers cholesterol. Instead of your blood having a small door to open, then now have a much larger one. According to the study abstract, the objective of this study was to verify the effect of yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis) consumption on lipid and lipoprotein levels in humans. One hundred and two individuals participated of this single-blind controlled trial. Their conclusions were striking, probably not surprising to all of us Yerba Mate consumption pros. We've known for years that Yerba offers a unique power to heal and improve the body.


It was thus concluded that intake of yerba mate infusion improved the lipid parameters in normolipidemic and dyslipidemic subjects and provided an additional LDL-cholesterol reduction in hypercholesterolemic subjects on statin treatment, which may reduce the risk for cardiovascular diseases.

Now, after having read this, what are you going to drink this morning?


Thank you to http://www.flickr.com/photos/raymundopelayo/2574124956/ for the great picture.

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