Here are some of the awesome health benefits of Yerba Mate, on top of the tastiness of this drink
yerba mate (yer-bah mah-tay) is an herbal infusion (tisane) made of yerba mate leaves. It is sometimes referred to as yerba mate tea, yerba mate, or simply mate. It is mostly grown in South American countries such as Brazil and Paraguay and is gaining popularity around the world due to its powerful benefits.
There are various benefits of yerba mate in our body. Essentially, yerba mate contains caffeine and antioxidants, the same components that coffees and teas are known for. An 8-ounce mug of generically brewed yerba mate contains about 85 mg of caffeine, which is comparably higher than that of green tea and black tea, but not as much as coffee. Caffeine in the body is helpful in stimulating our central nervous system, giving us physical alertness and improved mental capacity. It gives us mental clarity, allows us to focus more, and retain memory better.
yerba mate also contains antioxidants. Antioxidants are chemicals that fight free radicals which causes cell deterioration and aging. Thus, having antioxidants in your diet helps you to fight cancer and slows the aging process. It does not only make you younger on the inside, but also on the outside.
This tea is also a diuretic, which means it makes you urinate more. The more you urinate, the more excess fluid is flushed out of your body and more harmful toxins go along with it. As the excess fluid is flushed out and the body’s metabolism is hastened (also an effect of the tea), weight loss is promoted. It is, in its most basic explanation, a way to flush out the bad stuff in your body through the bathroom.
Traditionally, yerba mate is a social beverage that is shared among friends and is served in households as a sign of hospitality. Today, yerba mate is drank anywhere, at anytime, and at any occasion. Surely, drinking a cup of yerba mate gives you not only a good feeling to start your day, but powerful benefits that helps you live life the healthy way.