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Old 03-25-2013, 11:40 AM   #9 (permalink)
Pandareina
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Smile Argentinians live of Yerba Matte

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Originally Posted by whyme7 View Post
I read a little about Yerba mate...it's a carcinogen and should not be drank excessively?
The incidence of cancer in Argentina is not higher than average. They drink "mate" all day long - they start young, too.

So that may give you the answer you need.

I think the cancer thing is associated with burnt food - like consuming coffee grinds. Mate is toasted, but I do not think to the extent of coffee.

Just my two cents!
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