Mate Tea Fights Colon Cancer
Health Benefits of This South American Beverage
According to a recent University of Illinois study, bioactive compounds in mate tea, a beverage consumed in South America for its medicinal properties, killed human colon cancer cells in vitro. The scientists attribute this surprising health benefit to the tea’s caffeine derivatives that not only induced death in the cancer cells, but also reduced important markers of inflammation.
Source: University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. To read more click here.
This HealthBrief appears in the September 2012 issue of the East Michigan Natural Awakenings Magazine.