Yerba mate is an excellent source of nutritional and physical virtues for the body. Apart from aiding in energy, concentration skills and weight loss, mate is a great ally while working out.
Beverages with mate enhance energy levels, more subtly than other caffeinated drinks such as coffee. Many people consume mate as a pre-workout drink, as it is much more natural than branded sport supplements. Mate also allows it to incorporate sport into daily life and so many activities in one day: working, studying, running, etc.
Mate improves our metabolism process, meaning that we have more and better energy to use. This greatly boosts resistance in any physical exercise – that is, it allows for longer training before feeling fatigue. Also, this drink helps prevent the accumulation of lactic acid in the body, which generally brings about a burning sensation in the muscles and does not let us continue working out.
Other virtues make Mate a natural alternative for exercising: the high amount of antioxidants, its ability to lower stress, as well as its benefits on heart health. These allow us to be in better physical shape and more optimal condition, helping perform better during any activity.
Research published by the British Journal of Nutrition states mate has an amazing effect on post-training recovery. Based on the article, the recovery rate after a strength programme raises by 9% up to 24 hours after training. Yerba Mate contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, perfect for injured muscles.
The virtues of yerba mate for working out are just a few of the countless benefits which make this ancient, legendary South American drink so attractive and valuable.