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INYM organized the first Day Yerba Mate and Health Day in Chile


Posadas, Misiones | NEA RURAL | Organized by the National Institute of Yerba Mate (INYM), medical staff took part (on November 22, 2018) at Jornada Science Outreach Yerba Mate and Health, which took place in Vinolia, specially designed for food events at Vitacura in the city of Santiago of Chile, and in the place where they learned in detail the scientific studies certifying functional properties and protective effect of perfusion in metabolic diseases such as diabetes, cholesterol and weight loss, exhibitions given by biochemist Rafael Pérez Elizalde and Dr. Elio Soria.

The event brought together dozens of doctors from private clinics in Santiago such as Clínica Alemana and Clínica Las Condes as well as nutritionists from other institutions so that they knew from the beginning the benefits of this yerba millenary's consumption and answered their colleagues scientists and knew how to indicate to their patients the consumption of this plant as a coadjuvant in the treatment of metabolic diseases and control of overweight.

Spectators have approached the positive effects of yerba mate on cardiometabolic risk, the risk of diabetes and the fight against overweight. Along with this, they demolished the myths about the risk of maternal breastfeeding and the effect on blood pressure and gastric mucosa.

"We did a survey in Mendoza, where we made a food plan, accompanied by two liter of mate, replacing the two liters of water and we worked very hard to reduce weight." For two or three real science reasons. that works on the central nervous system and lowers the appetite – when someone usually drinks is not hungry – and another is that it helps to eliminate the fat that can be incorporated, then together with a food plan, the incorporation of the partner is a very good adjuvant important, "said Dr. Pérez.

The biochemist at the University of Massa in Argentina has presented a series of research at the University of Mendoza showing that yerba mate intake – ideally over half a liter per day – is associated with a lower incidence of diabetes, hypertension and dyslipidemia. In one of the investigations, a significant decrease in triglycerides and total cholesterol was verified by eating a daily bite of 50-100 grams of yerba.

This discovery is very relevant to endocrinology. As Dr. Verónica Mericq, endocrinologist at Las Condes Clinic, said.

"I thought she was addressing a little known and explored topic in Chilean medicine, and that its effects seem to be co-adjudicators of a healthy lifestyle," Mericq said.

Elio Soria, meanwhile, has shown an investigation that yerba mate extract could alter cellular cellular metabolism to promote resistance to the toxicity of arsenic present in the water we consume.

Along with this, they reported that it has been scientifically proven that the consumer partner raises serotonin – like chocolate consumption, for example – for yerba mate to enter the list of foods of happiness. Along with this, the high concentration of polyphenols has a high antioxidant power and cellular protection.

Dr. Soria said that in careers medicine is taught much about pathologies and their treatment and little about maintaining health through prevention and herbal medicine. In this respect, the medical students who participated have a positive appreciation regarding the exposure of Argentine professionals.

"I think it is necessary and relevant for our country to make known the benefits of the partner. As a student, I think it is important to address this issue in universities, medical seminars, because there is still great ignorance about the benefits of this plant," said Laura Hinrichs, a student at Pontificia Católica de Chile.

Consumption of yerba mate in Chile has increased in recent years in the hand of urban consumption, related to sports and well-being. In 2017, imports increased by 20%, and now the neighboring country is one of Yerba Mate Argentina's main export markets, with about 4 million kilograms marketed per year, which places it first among countries that matter in the region .

However, ignoring its benefits and myths about its possible effects persists. There are still people who think that the consumer partner can affect the pressure, put the child in danger of pregnancy or breastfeeding, or generate acidity, precisely because of the lack of information we have in the national environment. In this context, INYM has implemented various actions to generate more knowledge about food and add consumers, including this Yerba Mate and Health Day highlighting.

Source: INYM

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