Tea and coffee drinkers may be unaware that yerba is considerably healthier and more beneficial. This is a brief summary of all the properties that make mate a “super-drink”.
Yerba mate contains 90% more antioxidants than green tea. This is reflected in its high content of polyphenols, which improve the body’s natural defenses and prevent cellular aging.
It improves cardiovascular health by lowering cholesterol levels and even preventing atherosclerosis. It also has a hypotensive and vasodilatory effect, which is very good for those who suffer from high blood pressure.
Yerba mate has a natural energizing and stimulating effect. It increases concentration thanks to its percentage of caffeine (also called “mateína”). This substance also stimulates the nervous system, so the consumption of mate is ideal before any physical or intellectual activity. That is why this drink is recommended for athletes as an alternative to commercial energy drinks.
Another great advantage for athletes: the recovery rate after an exercise routine increases considerably with the consumption of yerba mate, so it is also recommended as a post-workout drink.
Mate does not contain fat, it is low in calories and in sodium. It can be easily included in the routine of anyone who is trying to control their weight or simply following a healthy diet.
The human body needs 13 vitamins, eight of them are in group B. Well, yerba mate is rich in these vitamins essential for men. It also contains very important minerals such as potassium and magnesium.
This infusion has powerful bioactive compounds which prevent diseases. For example: it reduces glucose and lipids, helping to control diabetes mellitus type 2.
Mate also has a diuretic effect, as it prevents fluid retention and improves kidney function.
It has an influence on stomach and digestive health by stimulating the production of bile and gastric acids. The properties of yerba mate can relieve constipation.
Finally, the consumption of yerba mate has a positive effect on emotional health. Not only is the energy intake a natural antidepressant, but as this drink is commonly shared with friends and loved ones, it fosters moments of well-being and joy.