Yerba Mate is a great source of nutritional and physical benefits for the human body. In addition to helping with energy, concentration and weight loss, mate is a good ally during physical training.
Infusions with mate increase energy levels, in a more subtle way than other caffeinated beverages like coffee. Many people use mate as their pre-workout drink, because it is much more natural than commercial sports supplements. Mate also makes it possible to integrate sport into everyday life and do several daily activities in one day: work, study, running, etc.
Mate makes our metabolism process carbohydrates more efficiently, which means that we will have more and better energy to use. This significantly increases resistance in any physical activity, that is, the ability to train longer before fatigue or tiredness appears. Also, this infusion helps prevent the buildup of lactic acid in the body, which usually causes a burning sensation in the muscles and stops us from continuing exercising.
There are other advantages that make Mate a natural option for exercising: the high antioxidants content, its ability to reduce stress and its benefits on cardiovascular health; they allows us to have a better physical shape and a more optimal body condition; contributing to a higher performance when undertaking any activity.
A study published by the British Journal of Nutrition says that mate has an incredible effect on recovery after training. According to this publication, the recovery rate after a strength routine increases by 9% up to 24 hours after training. Yerba Mate has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties ideal for an injured muscle.
The benefits of yerba mate for training are just some of the countless advantages that make this ancient, traditional South American infusion so attractive and valuable.