Posadas, Misiones | NEA RURAL | Organized by the National Institute of Yerba Mate (INYM), health professionals attended (on November 22, 2018) the Jornada Scientific Communication Yerba Mate and Health, which took place in a wine-room specially designed for food events in Vitacura, the city of Santiago de Chile, and in places where they learned in detail the scientific studies proving the functional properties and the protective effect of infusion in metabolic diseases such as diabetes, cholesterol and weight loss with exhibitions given by biochemists Rafael Perez Elizeldes and Dr. Elio Soria .
The event gathered 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 first know the benefits of consuming this millennium grate, answer questions with their scientific colleagues, and know how to indicate to its patients the consumption of this herb as an adjunct in the treatment of metabolic diseases and the control of overweight.
The speakers talked about the positive effects of cardiovascular risk, the risk of diabetes and the fight against obesity. At the same time, they have ruined the myths about the risk of breastfeeding partner consumption and its effect on blood pressure and stomach lining.
"We did an investigation in Mendoza where we made a meal plan with two liters of mat, replacing the two liters of water, and cooperating a lot for weight loss, for two or three real science reasons, one of which is that it acts on the central nervous system and reduce the appetite sensation – when a person drinks, he is usually not hungry, while another is that it helps to remove the fat that can be included, and along with the nutritional plan, the inclusion of mat is a very important adjuvant, "said Perez.
The biochemist at the Maza University of Argentina presented a series of studies conducted at Mendoza University, which shows that the intake of a yerba – ideally over half a liter per day – is associated with a lower incidence of diabetes, hypertension and dyslipidaemia. One study found significant reductions in triglycerides and total cholesterol by consuming a daily partner prepared with 50-100 grams of yerba.
This discovery is very important in the field of endocrinology. As Dr. Veronica Merrick, an endocrinologist at the clinic in Las Condes, said.
"I thought it was aimed at a little known and explored topic in Chilean medicine, and that its effects seem to be a cohabit to the habit of a healthy life," Merrick said.
Meanwhile, Elio Soria presented a study showing that marin extract can alter the cellular metabolism of spleen cells in order to increase the resistance to the toxicity produced by the available arsenic in the water we consume.
In addition, they report that it is scientifically proven that the absorbing partner raises serotonin, such as chocolate consumption, so that the yerba mat may enter the food list of happiness. Along with this, its high concentration of polyphenols has a great antioxidant power and cell protection.
Dr. Soria said that in medical careers, he learns a lot about pathologies and their treatment and little about maintaining health through prevention and herbal remedies. In this way, the medical students who attended positively assessed the exposure of Argentine specialists.
"I think it is necessary and appropriate for our country to understand the benefits of the partner." As a student, I think it is important that the issue be addressed in universities, medical seminars, as there is still much ignorance about the benefits of this herb, "said Laura Hinrix , a student of medicine at the Catholic University of Catolica de Chile.
Yerba mate consumption in Chile has increased in recent years in the hands of urban consumption related to sport and well-being. In 2017, imports increased by 20% and at present the neighboring country is one of Yerba Mate Argentina's main export markets, with about 4 million pounds sold on the market, placing it first among the countries that matter in the region .
The lack of knowledge about the benefits of it and the myths of its possible impact, however, continues to exist. There are still people who believe that the swallowing partner can influence the pressure, put the baby at risk in the event of pregnancy or lactation or generate acidity due to the lack of information we have in the national environment. In this context, INYM is conducting a variety of actions to generate more knowledge about food and add users, among which this first Yerba Mate and Health Day stand out.