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For a long time we have known that coffee consumption is associated with a reduced risk of developing Parkinson’s (Click here to read a previous SoPD post on this topic)
What is under appreciated, however, that that there are other beverages that display similar effects (both in epidemiological studies and preclinical models).
One interesting example is Yerba Mate.
In today’s post, we will discuss what Yerba Mate is, and explore how it could be beneficial for people with Parkinson’s.
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Question: What is the national drink of Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay?
Uuuh, I don’t know. But what does this have to do with a blog about Parkinson’s research?
The answer to my question is Yerba Mate.
And we’ll get to the answer to your question in one moment.
Ok, so what is Yerba Mate?