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Mate, a new natural antidote to beat cholesterol

Mate, a new natural antidote to beat cholesterol

Regarding the low LDL-popularly known as \"bad\" cholesterol that clogs the arteries and causes cardiovascular disease-the work was conducted by the University of Florianópolis Mendoza and a group of students. It concluded that drinking mate reduces LDL between 8 and 9 percent. Why? \"It is due to polyphenols, the antioxidant properties of the mate\". It is estimated that in our country a little more than six kilos of yerba mate per year per person are consumed. According to industry figures, 35% of the product was exported last year, being the main destinations Syria and Chile with 86.8% and 7.9%. Among the various nutrients, polyphenols may be mentioned and also B vitamins and the minerals potassium and magnesium.

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