Is Yerba Mate good or bad for your health? We tell you all the secrets of Yerba Mate that our ancestors already knew from experience, but science has been in charge of verifying them. With our organic and natural blends in the Yerba Mate Chai Sweetea and the Yerba Mate Rooibos Orange Sweetea we unite the best of 2 worlds, to revolutionize the way you drink mate.
Did you know that combine the best in the world of tea with the most popular ancestral drink in South America to create 3 exclusive products that will make your life even more pleasant?
Drinking mate will no longer be the same! When you try the original Yerba Mate Yarí, Yerba Mate Chai and Yerba Mate Rooibos Orange you will not be able to go back. Never again will your palate accept a common herb. Then don’t say we didn’t notify you…
The Yerba Mate Sweetea in its three varieties is not a flavored yerba like the ones you have tried so far. It is about the organic cultivation of the traditional Yerba (Ilex paraguensis) selecting the best specimens, naturally seasoned and with all 100% natural ingredients. What is called, a true signature herb .
What is Yerba Mate Chai Sweetea?
It is an exquisite blend between selected Yarí Yerba Mate and Chai Tea . This herb contains cinnamon, cloves, ginger, cardamom and vanilla. Spices, in addition to achieving a unique flavor, have properties and health benefits that you cannot miss.
And what is Yerba Mate Rooibos Orange Sweetea?
As its name indicates, it is a delicious blend of Yerba Mate Yarí and our famous Orange Rooibos Tea , that is, it contains the leaves of the famous South African Rooibos plant mixed with orange peel and petals. A delicacy and also with health effects ranging from fighting insomnia to preventing some types of cancer.
But are you clear if Yerba Mate is good or bad for your health?
We tell you all the secrets of Yerba Mate that our ancestors already knew from experience, but science has been in charge of verifying them.
True benefits of Yerba Mate for your health
1- It is rich in nutrients and antioxidants
Even if it seems to you that drinking mate does not feed you at all, scientists have verified that it contains:
– Xanthines: these compounds act as stimulants. They include caffeine and theobromine, which are also found in tea, coffee, and chocolate. Gives you more energy to get on with your day.
– Polyphenols: they are strong antioxidants related to the delay of aging and the prevention of diseases. Tea also contains polyphenols.
– Saponins : They are the ones that give it the slightly bitter flavor typical of yerba mate. They have anti-inflammatory properties and lower cholesterol.
– Amino acids : Yerba mate can contain seven out of nine essential amino acids, plus almost all the vitamins and minerals your body needs.
2- Increases energy and improves concentration
With 40 mg of caffeine per cup, yerba mate contains less caffeine than coffee, but more than a cup of tea. So, just like any other caffeinated food or drink, it can boost your energy levels and make you feel less tired.
Without the tannins that give you heartburn when you drink coffee, the caffeine in yerba mate improves alertness, short-term memory, and reaction time .
3- Improves physical performance
Caffeine is also known to enhance muscle contractions, reduce fatigue, and improve athletic performance by up to 5% .
In fact, in one study , those given a 1-gram capsule of ground yerba mate leaves just before exercise burned 24% more fat during exercise than the rest of the participants.
4- Yerba mate protects against some infections
Certain parasites, fungi and bacteria can be prevented by drinking mate.
One laboratory study proved that an extract of yerba mate leaves killed Escherichia coli, a bacterium that causes severe food poisoning.
It also prevents the growth of the fungus responsible for dandruff , scaly skin, and some rashes.
Research suggests that drinking mate may also prevent the settling of intestinal parasites.
5- Yerba mate helps to lose weight and abdominal fat
As we mentioned in a previous paragraph, drinking mate increases metabolism, which is beneficial for improving sports performance.
This increased metabolism also reduces the size of fat cells by removing the fat they contain. The mechanism would be the use of that stored fat for energy.
Additionally, in a 12-week study in overweight people , those given 3 grams of powdered yerba mate per day lost an average of 1 kg. They also reduced their waist-to-hip ratio by 2%, indicating a loss of abdominal fat.
6- Regulate your immune system
We already mentioned that yerba mate contains saponins, which have an anti-inflammatory effect. The most well-known and studied saponin is quercetin , which acts especially in people with chronic inflammations such as arthritis, intestinal problems, psoriasis, etc.
It also provides small amounts of vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium and Zinc that are essential for the proper functioning of your immune system.
7- It is a powerful diuretic and mild laxative
It is not necessary for us to present you with any scientific study so that you know from experience that drinking mate increases diuresis and helps when you suffer from constipation. But we tell you that these functions have been scientifically confirmed , and the fact of drinking mate makes you stay hydrated.
So, if you want to give your life a healthy boost and flatter your palate along the way, change your weed for a very good one, pure or as a signature weed in exquisite blends.