In the first of a series of mate snippets, here’s a little something about mate and bones…
It seems mate is associated with bone health as well as being hailed as an energy aid, but what is the evidence? A 2012 study from the Program for the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis, Obra Social de Empleados Públicos, Mendoza, Argentina showed drinking yerba mate is associated with higher bone mineral density in postmenopausal women. However, you may need to develop a habit to reap the benefits. Women who drank more than one liter of mate a day, for more than four years, demonstrated higher bone mineral density, a factor that helps guard against osteoporosis.
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