Yerba mate is a South American drink that has been gaining popularity worldwide. It is is a type of tea made from the dried leaves and twigs of the Ilex paraguariensis plant. This drink is traditionally consumed from a container called a gourd; and a metal straw that has a filter at its lower end is used to sip the tea, which also strains out the leaf fragments at the bottom. Sharing yerba mate from this traditional gourd is said to be a sign of friendship and bonding. Stick around till the end of the article to participate in our giveaway with Milonga! Below we share 15 benefits of consuming the tea:
Yerba mate packs an impressive 196 active compounds as compared the the 144 compounds found in green tea.
The Kick of Coffeee
When compared to the most commonly used stimulants in the world – coffee, tea, kola bean, cocoa, and guarana – yerba mate delivers the most balanced energy boost.
Excitement of Chocolate
Besides caffeine, yerba mate contains two related compounds: Theobromine and Theophylline. These two alkaloids work together to provide unique, mild stimulant effects.
These compounds act as stimulants. They include caffeine and theobromine, which are found in tea, coffee, and chocolate.
This is a large group of antioxidants, linked to a reduced risk of many diseases.
These bitter compounds have anti-inflammatory and cholesterol-loweing properties.
These compounds are the main health-promoting antioxidants in the tea.
Mental Clarity and Alertness
Drinking the tea can improve cognitive function and mental alertness. This is partly achieved by the relatively high caffeine content in the tea. It is a well-known fact that caffeine makes us feel more awake and alert.
Support a Healthy Heart
Yerba mate may also help lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, which is a type of cholesterol linked to heart disease. This is due to the antioxidant compounds found in the tea.
Improves Blood Circulation
The minerals found in the tea help by supporting the body in fighting off infections and dilating your blood vessels for healthy blood circulation.
Increasing Bone Density
One study found that postmenopausal women who drink mate on a regular basis have greater bone density in their spines than those without the habit. In fact, results show an increase of about 10%.
Improves Digestion System
Drinking yerba mate tea improves digestion by stimulating bowel movement as well as the flow of bile and digestive juices.
Enhanced Physical Performance
Mate allows our metabolism to process carbohydrates more efficiently, which means that we will have more and better energy to use. This significantly increases the ability to train for longer before fatigue or tiredness appears.
The chemicals in yerba mate may be able to counteract the effects of free radicals. Free radicals play a role in oxidative damage, which has links to numerous health issues, including cancer and heart disease.
Support Weight Loss and Management
Yerba mate has shown to be helpful in both weight loss and weight control. Drinking the tea causes increased calorie burn, increased diuresis and appetite suppression, all of which improve the chances of weight loss.
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