The Blood Type Diet Archives Volume 15
Dr. D's post on Yerba Mate
Posted By: Gailynn (0)
In Response To: Yerba Mate/Caffeine (Suzanna(0-))
This was Dr. D's question/answer post a couple of weeks ago (I didn't include the footnotes--have to go to the q&a if you are interested in them):
TYPE O AND YERBA MATE
ANSWER: Yerba mate, or Ilex paraguariensis is a South American holly tree that
It is used in popular medicine and employed in commercial herbal preparations as a stimulant to the central nervous system, a diuretic, and an antirheumatic (1). The plant also has a considerable amount of antioxidant activity. (2)
Studies have also shown that the plant does have the effect of dropping the
Yerba mate also appears to block the oxidation of the so-called 'bad cholesterol" or LDL (5) On the down-side, there is some evidence that mate drinking may be associated with increased risks of aero-digestive cancers (4) though this may be an interaction between mate and other factors such as alcohol or tobacco smoking.
Can I make it a recommendation? Not really. Though I suspect that an occcasional
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