LP’s Tea Pick of the Week- Yerba Mate, the South American Anti-oxidant Powerhouse

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The flavor of traditional yerba mate [yer-bah mah-tay] has been described as “vegetal” and grassy. In comparison, roasted yerba mate has a more mild and nutty, toasted, full bodied flavor that is comparable to coffee, with chocolate- like notes.

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Did you know that Yerba Mate contains tons of vitamins, minerals, and even more antioxidants than Green Tea?  Some of the nutrients in a serving of Yerba Mate tea are: Potassium, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, and Flavinoids. Anti-oxidants are essential for the body to stay healthy and have been shown to inhibit cell deterioration which may slow the signs of aging. The main antioxidant found in Yerba Mate is chlorogenic acid, which has been shown by some studies to reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer.

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