Green tea has a serious rival - the mate. The study of scientists from Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay showed that this drink can prevent cancer and lung diseases. One more advantage of it – it also improves metabolism.
During the experiment specialists took two groups of mice and exposed a tobacco smoke on them. Mice from the first group were receiving the extract of mate and mice from the second group – were not. After the experiment it turned out that the first group had less inflammation in lungs, which usually can provoke an emphysema development.
In the mate structure experts identified a large number of polyphenols, which are considered to be the panacea for the cellular damage and cancer-related mutations. Composition of the drink can protect the human’s body from changes in metabolism, reducing the likelihood of obesity, hypertension, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Mate is the most popular drink in Latin America. This drink was declared the national drink of Argentina as a result of efforts of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, the president of the country.