• Ads by Google:
     




    Get email alerts Celiac.com E-Newsletter

    Ads by Google:



       Get email alertsCeliac.com E-Newsletter

  • Announcements

    • admin

      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

Yerba Mate Tea?
0

8 posts in this topic

I really don't expect that anyone will know what this is, but I'm gonna hope for the best.

Okay - here it is - My mother brought me a gift from Argentina. It's really bazaar. I'm wondering what's in it. It's called Mate Tea Elaborado. I've searched the internet, but can't find any info in English (duh). It's kind of funny. She said that people there told her that you can't get it in restaurants, and suggests that it may be habit forming. Apparently, you simmer up a small pot and pass it around - kinda hooka-like, but not smoke. It comes with a hard leather steaming pot (looks like a small spittoon) and a strange little sipper - it's really quite eclectic. The people on the package look pretty darn happy. What the heck is in this stuff?

Nutrition information:

Valor energetico, Looks like Vitamin B1 and B6. protein - no fats or carbs - Magnesium, and something called Hierro - whatever that is.

Valor Energetico? I can't imagine what that is.

You know I gotta try it.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:
Ads by Google:


I really don't expect that anyone will know what this is, but I'm gonna hope for the best.

Okay - here it is - My mother brought me a gift from Argentina. It's really bazaar. I'm wondering what's in it. It's called Mate Tea Elaborado. I've searched the internet, but can't find any info in English (duh). It's kind of funny. She said that people there told her that you can't get it in restaurants, and suggests that it may be habit forming. Apparently, you simmer up a small pot and pass it around - kinda hooka-like, but not smoke. It comes with a hard leather steaming pot (looks like a small spittoon) and a strange little sipper - it's really quite eclectic. The people on the package look pretty darn happy. What the heck is in this stuff?

Nutrition information:

Valor energetico, Looks like Vitamin B1 and B6. protein - no fats or carbs - Magnesium, and something called Hierro - whatever that is.

Valor Energetico? I can't imagine what that is.

You know I gotta try it.

:lol::lol:

Yes!, try it you must!! Natural red bull or even a cure all???

http://www.homeherbs.co.uk/0/product/0/39-...CFQNQEgodhxTbSA

Have fun!! :lol:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
:lol::lol:

Yes!, try it you must!! Natural red bull or even a cure all???

http://www.homeherbs.co.uk/0/product/0/39-...CFQNQEgodhxTbSA

Have fun!! :lol:

Hmmmmm ... thanks Nikki. I had no idea it was so anti-oxidanty. I'm definitely going to try it - after my lab tests this week. It's not nearly as bazaar as I thought it might be. I'm game.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did you look at http://www.yerba-mate.com/? Okay, the next parts are me guessing pretty much since I have never heard of this tea. Valor energetico is not an ingredient but since this seems to be an energy drink it is listing the energy value of the tea. Hierro is probably in reference to the plant Yerba de Hierro- maybe it comes from that. Good luck, Fajitas!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow - what a cool gift. And, kinda trippy too!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:


Several years ago, my company had branch offices in Uruguay and Argentina. The first time I went there, I spent a month in Uruguay and remember quite well yerba mate. It was quite a social activity. Everybody had their mate and the things that went with it. I remember quite well the sipping spoons. The bowl was a sieve that held the mate and the handle was a straw. Being invited to drink mate with someone was an expression of friendship and a bit of an honor.

At first I thought that mate might be some sort of drug. The social aspect of it and its usage were reminiscent of marijuana in the 60's (i.e. friends passing around a joint). Stores that carried mate devices were definite reminders of head shops. However, mate turned out to be just a type of tea.

It was omnipresent. While I was there, a big agri-business event was held in Montevideo with participation from several countries. When you entered the fair grounds, the first thing you saw was a big banner that stated that hot water was available for your mate at such-and-such booth. Not a welcome banner, mind you. Not a convention banner. I guess it was a case of important things first.

Some companies have rules that limit usage during working hours. As a result, people sneak out to their cars to drink mate. Some devotees are betrayed by a semi-burn on their lips from the hot sipping spoon. With restaurants opening for dinner at 9 PM, clubs opening after midnight and workers getting home at 4 AM, it was no surprise they needed a boost of energy during the day.

Ranching and livestock are important aspects of the countries. As one would expect in countries with ranches and real "cowboys", the macho way to enjoy mate was to drink it from a hollowed out bull testicle.

I think it is more a case that the Uruguayans IMHO are a very special people. Very proud to be Uruguayan and extremely friendly. I have never met people as friendly as they were. In Uruguay, you actually don't have friends, you have family. It is that type of place. They work hard. They play hard. Life and living are of utmost importance. Having mate with friends may just be a social framework for celebrating life. I know that is a bit over the top but I think there is some truth there.

After I got back home, I ran across mate in a health food store. I immediately bought a box mostly because of the memories it brought back (I have to confess I was afraid to bring back real mate because it looks just a little too much like pot). Unfortunately, mate at home just was not the same. It is too much a cultural experience.

Anyone who ever has a chance should visit Uruguay. It is the secret jewel of South America. Go there and drink mate with someone. Relax and enjoy life!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Several years ago, my company had branch offices in Uruguay and Argentina. The first time I went there, I spent a month in Uruguay and remember quite well yerba mate. It was quite a social activity. Everybody had their mate and the things that went with it. I remember quite well the sipping spoons. The bowl was a sieve that held the mate and the handle was a straw. Being invited to drink mate with someone was an expression of friendship and a bit of an honor.

At first I thought that mate might be some sort of drug. The social aspect of it and its usage were reminiscent of marijuana in the 60's (i.e. friends passing around a joint). Stores that carried mate devices were definite reminders of head shops. However, mate turned out to be just a type of tea.

It was omnipresent. While I was there, a big agri-business event was held in Montevideo with participation from several countries. When you entered the fair grounds, the first thing you saw was a big banner that stated that hot water was available for your mate at such-and-such booth. Not a welcome banner, mind you. Not a convention banner. I guess it was a case of important things first.

Some companies have rules that limit usage during working hours. As a result, people sneak out to their cars to drink mate. Some devotees are betrayed by a semi-burn on their lips from the hot sipping spoon. With restaurants opening for dinner at 9 PM, clubs opening after midnight and workers getting home at 4 AM, it was no surprise they needed a boost of energy during the day.

Ranching and livestock are important aspects of the countries. As one would expect in countries with ranches and real "cowboys", the macho way to enjoy mate was to drink it from a hollowed out bull testicle.

I think it is more a case that the Uruguayans IMHO are a very special people. Very proud to be Uruguayan and extremely friendly. I have never met people as friendly as they were. In Uruguay, you actually don't have friends, you have family. It is that type of place. They work hard. They play hard. Life and living are of utmost importance. Having mate with friends may just be a social framework for celebrating life. I know that is a bit over the top but I think there is some truth there.

After I got back home, I ran across mate in a health food store. I immediately bought a box mostly because of the memories it brought back (I have to confess I was afraid to bring back real mate because it looks just a little too much like pot). Unfortunately, mate at home just was not the same. It is too much a cultural experience.

Anyone who ever has a chance should visit Uruguay. It is the secret jewel of South America. Go there and drink mate with someone. Relax and enjoy life!

What a wonderful description of a really neat experience ! I was telling my mother that maybe in the next couple years, we'd (the hubby and I) forego the annual Hawaii trip and sneak away to South America. Captures a zest for life and folks that few people appreciate. I'd love to go there someday and have some rich experiences of our own with people who feel the same. Thank You for that.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      106,433
    • Total Posts
      930,547
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      63,864
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    Shanna
    Joined
  • Popular Now

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Learn more about testing for celiac disease here: http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/screening/ You do have to be on a gluten diet for ANY of the celiac tests (blood and biopsy) to work.  While the endoscopy (with biopsies) can reveal villi damage, many other things besides celiac disease can cause villi damage too: http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/faq/what-else-can-cause-damage-to-the-small-intestine-other-than-celiac-disease/ So, both the blood test and endoscopy are usually ordered.  There are some exceptions, but those are not common.  
    • Exactly what are your allergy symptoms?  Were they IgG or IgE?  Allergy testing as a whole is not super accurate -- especially the IgG.  Were you on any H1 or H2 antihistamines for the last five days  when you were tested?   As far as celiac testing, four days without consuming gluten probably would not impact testing.  
    • I've been seeing my dr for a few weeks now about my stomach issues. We've ruled out the gallbladder and h-pylori and today I had the celiac blood tests done. From the reading I've done the past two days, it seems to me that it's highly likely that I have it. I've had digestive issues for years, but they've gotten progressively worse over the past 6 months or so. Pain and nausea when eating, bloat, eternal constipation, dh rash, at it's worse, tight cramp-like pain in a fist under my sternum, radiating through my back and around my right side keeping me up at night. Also heartburn/reflux and trouble swallowing, etc. 

      Anyway, about 2 months ago, I needed a change. I didn't go to the dr immediately because it seemed pointless. (I've mentioned stomach ache when eating to drs before and been blown off.) So, I started the Whole30 elimination diet (takes out soy, grains, dairy, peanuts, and leaves you basically eating meat & veggies). Figured it would show me what I needed to take out of my diet and hopefully feel better. It worked- I felt great! And it seems that grains and gluten are my biggest offenders. But, now I've been off gluten prior to celiac testing. It's been 7 weeks. After 4 weeks I tested steal cut oats, that I later found out were probably glutened. And then nothing until yesterday. Yesterday I had 2 pieces of bread and a muffin and today I had two pieces of bread and then the blood test. Is this going to be enough to show up on the tests? My dr said that it would probably show up, since I had some yesterday and today and was currently having symptoms. But, google seems to say that I should be glutened for 2 wks straight before testing. Has anyone tested positive after just a little gluten? If it's negative should I insist on doing it again after weeks back on gluten? I feel awful, but do want clear answers. Obviously, gluten's not going to be a part of my life any more either way. 
    • So just to clarify  had not consumed any gluten for about 4 days before testing. I was assured by my allergist that it wouldn't affect the test. But what was alarming was that she retested my food allergies (my most recent reaction was two weeks ago) and every food allergy I have came back negative. I don't understand how that is possible. These food allergies developed when I was 20 and I am almost 24 now.
    • Thanks! You too! I have learned from this experience to take charge of my own health. It's nice at least that we can try the gluten-free treatment without a firm diagnosis or a doctor confirming the disease. I've also felt some of the gluten withdrawal symptoms, and my stomach pain ebbs and flows, but I'm determined to stick with the gluten-free diet to see what a difference it makes. Gemini, thank you! This was really validating and useful for me to hear. I've felt so confused through this process and just want some answers. If the biopsy results do come back negative, I'm going to follow your advice and do the gluten-free diet with repeat blood testing after a while. If they come back positive, well, then I'll have my answer. I'm supposed to get them back next week.
  • Upcoming Events