“Health Benefits of Yerba Mate”

Have you tried Yerba Mate before? It’s a delicious alternative to your morning coffee with a host of health benefits attached.

Yerba mate is a drink from South America.  It contains caffeine, but also contains a host of other nutrients including antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins and minerals.  It’s been said Yerba Mate is the ultimate in safe and effective drinks to kick start your day, and have few side effects with many health benefits.  A few days a week, I trade in my regular cup of coffee for a cup of iced mint Yerba Mate, and enjoy it very much.

Yerba Mate has about 90% more antioxidants in it than green tea, along with many properties that can significantly boost your immune system.  It’s been said that Yerba Mate can slow the signs of aging, help to detoxify your body, and prevent some forms of cancer.  Yerba Mate is also know to help reduce stress and insomnia.

People who have tasted the proof know that the minerals, vitamins and antioxidants in this drink balance the effects of the caffeine and help with increased mental clarity, energy and focus, without the “coffee jitters.”

I have actually noticed a lot of the pre-workout formulas being sold for athletes contain Yerba Mate, as it can help increase your physical endurance.  The tea effects your metabolism to use your carbohydrates more efficiently, and it gives you more energy from the food you eat.  Sounds good, right?  You also burn more calories at the same time.  Regular Yerba Mate drinking helps keep lactic acid from building in your body, so you can decrease muscle soreness after a workout too.

Yerba Mate can help control your weight when combined with a healthy diet and exercise.  It has stimulant properties that help you feel fuller, longer and also help to aid with digestion.

Yerba Mate also supports a healthy heart with its antioxidants and amino acids.  They help the fat and cholesterol built up in your body move through your bloodstream so that it doesn’t  accumulate in your heart.

It’s another drink that is as good tasting as it is good for you, and with the added jolt, I do honestly, add it in here and there in my morning routine.  Give it a shot!


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