Yerba Mate has important nutritional qualities and health benefits on the human body that have been confirmed by numerous scientific studies.
Energy and concentration
Because it contains caffeine, mate increases mental energy, the ability to concentrate and to think clearly. Also, the minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, amino acids and polyphenols found in this beverage have a balancing effect on the caffeine it contains, so it has none of the uncomfortable side effects that are often associated with caffeinated beverages such as headache, stomach pain and chills. In fact, mate helps to reduce stress and insomnia.
Weight control and physical endurance
The chemical compounds and nutrients in yerba mate make your metabolism use carbohydrates more efficiently and get more energy from the food you eat. It also reduces recovery time after exercise as it helps to prevent lactic acid from building up in the muscles.
The body burns more calories stored in fat cells when you drink yerba mate regularly. Moreover, yerba mate has stimulant properties that make you feel full even before you start eating, and it slows your digestion so that your stomach stays full longer. By combining mate with a healthy diet and regular exercise, as did the native people from South America, it is possible to burn more calories and control appetite.
Digestive and cardiovascular health
Yerba mate aids digestion by stimulating increased production of bile and other gastric acids, keeping the colon clean and reducing stomach bacteria. It is a good herbal remedy against digestive ailments. The cardiovascular system is also benefited by mate, as it helps fat and cholesterol move through your bloodstream so that they don’t accumulate on artery walls. It prevents arteriosclerosis (hardening of arteries) and heart problems.
Mate has 90% more antioxidants than green tea, thanks to that and everything mentioned above, it is considered a very beneficial drink for the body. It has very important properties that enhance the immune system. This means it can reduce the signs of aging, detoxify the body and prevent many diseases.