Yerba Mate and Fighting Diabetes

September 11th, 2012 by admin

My regular readers know that I’m a HUGE fan of using tea to promote good health. It’s a totally natural way to cleanse your body, keep your weight under control, and feel great about yourself. That’s why I’m so excited to read news from the scientific world that gives us even more reasons to make tea a part of our daily routine!

This interesting note appeared in my inbox today, and I thought I’d share it with you all:

Apparently those guys in the lab coats are still digging into the mysteries of tea and the health benefits they provide. I don’t need to tell you that this country is in the middle of an obesity epidemic, with diabetes running rampant among the adult population.

But researchers have found that consuming yerba mate, that favorite South American drink, goes a long way to helping manage type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes.

A study published in the Journal of American College of Nutrition followed 58 people with type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes, and had the study groups consume 12 oz of prepared mate three times daily for two months.

The result? The study groups who consumed mate regularly were found to have “improved glycemic control and lipid profile of T2DM (diabetes mellitus type 2)” over subjects who did not consume the mate. In plain english, that translates into the fact that mate can help you control and even prevent the onset of diabetes!

That’s pretty fantastic news! Of course, you need to couple your tea intake with other healthy lifestyle choices, but in this day and age, every little bit of health information can help us live better lives.

My choice for mate? That would be Koni Boiler Room, featuring a gorgeous roasted mate combined with ginseng, mango, and papaya that creates a fulfilling beverage that is even healthier than I originally thought!

Posted in Healthy Living

One Response

  1. Katie

    Hi there,
    I have had great results from drinking Yerba Mate tea, although I drank 3 glasses in one day today and felt nauseous after about 1/2 the 3rd glass, so I googled Yerba Mate and I have read 2 posts about it causing throat and lung Cancer. You might look into this.

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