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Mate tea — a gift from South America

Mate tea appeared in the world long time ago, but in Europe it began to drink only in the early 20th century. The birthplace of this tea is considered to be Paraguay. Briefly describe mate, this tonic, which is made from small dried young shoots of the Paraguayan Holly and leaves. Now it is gaining popularity the past few years is a fashionable beverage. But though fashionable, to drink it’s still useful.

I want to see that mate to drink from ordinary cups, and of special vessels, which are made narrower towards the top of the pumpkins Mati. These vessels are referred to as calabashes. As you may have guessed, the name “mate” comes from the name of the pumpkins for vessels. Only cooked Calabash tea is useful and retains its extraordinary, magical taste and useful properties.

Calabashes — vessels for tea mate

Composition, useful properties of mate

In mate contains a variety of substances, including tannins, Pantothenic acid, vitamins of various groups, carotene, xantinove alkaloids, sodium, potassium, magnesium, sulfur, iron, manganese and copper. The composition is very similar to the classic black tea.

That mate contains a lot of useful biologically active compounds makes it very useful for human health. Due to such properties, provided the supply of an increased amount of oxygen to the heart,brain as well as the blood pressure returns to normal. Also normalizes coronary and cerebral circulation. Pantothenic acid helps restore the cells and support blood necessary for the person the level of adrenaline. To the body was less cholesterol tries choline, and chlorophyll helps to stimulate the immune system activity in General.

In determining the diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, mate tea works as an antispasmodic, normalizes the digestive process and is able to restore the gastric mucosa.

In matters of endurance, mate is a great solution. Moreover, tea mate brings your mood in order and weakens the depression. It reduces fatigue and prevents lactic acid build up and aching muscles helps to tone them.

With the cravings to smoke mate also holds the upper hand, you will be able to break this habit with regular intake of this drink. Same story with alcohol. For men mate needed to avoid problems with potency and serves as an aphrodisiac.

Mate tea in reality though is a tonic beverage, but sleep is not affected, and helps eliminate insomnia. All this is due to the fact that it comprises such an element as a mateine. Unlike caffeine, it is much effective and useful.

The harm from ingestion of mate tea and if it is available?

Do not get involved welcome mate, excessive consumption of this tea can stimulate the start of cancer appearance. This fact has already been confirmed by scientists at the Oncology Institute of Montevideo. This effect is due to the fact that some substances are carcinogenic tea with hot beverage activated.

Do not be afraid and to push mate. The fact that the study was conducted in the countries in which the mate drink a lot and almost every day. If you consume this drink several times a week and do not abuse them, no problem you health will not be.

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