The first thing you notice when you drink Yerba Mate Tea, is increased energy, alertness, focus, and concentration.
Yerba mate tea is a traditional South American beverage made by steeping the ground leaves and stems of the yerba mate plant. It is widely consumed instead of coffee or tea is consumed in the morning, and is socially consumed as is coffee. It has cultural importance as much so as a Chinese tea ceremony. It is usually drunk from a traditional gourd and is seen as a sign of friendship and bonding.
It is a central nervous system stimulant containing caffeine, but it also contains a number of other nutrients, including antioxidants, amino acids, polyphenols, vitamins and minerals. Yerba mate is a safe and effective nervous system stimulant with few side effects and many health benefits.
The chemical compounds and nutrients in yerba mate tea affect your metabolism to make your body use carbohydrates more efficiently.
This means you get more energy from the food you eat. You also burn more of the calories your body has stored in fat cells as fuel. Regular yerba mate consumption also helps keep lactic acid from building up in your muscles so you can decrease post workout soreness and cut your recovery time.
Yerba mate also has stimulant qualities to help you feel full sooner after you begin eating, and it slows your digestion so that your stomach stays full longer.
Combining yerba mate with a healthy diet and regular exercise can help boost your metabolism to burn more calories, and it can help you eat less by curbing your appetite slightly.
The native peoples of South America have long used yerba mate tea as a traditional herbal remedy for digestive ailments.
Yerba mate aids digestion by stimulating increased production of bile and other gastric acids. Yerba mate helps keep your colon clean for effective and efficient waste elimination, and helps reduce the stomach bacteria that can contribute to bad breath and indigestion.
Yerba mate is well-known for providing an energy boost that’s been described as gentle, clean, and calm. Unlike other stimulants such as coffee, tea, kola nut, cocoa, and guarana — yerba mate delivers the most balanced and continuous energy boost. It creates a state of alert wakefulness similar to that from coffee, but without coffee’s side effects. It also rarely interferes with your sleep or causes the jitters.
It’s useful for people suffering from mental or physical fatigue, or from chronic fatigue syndrome. This I know from my own results – I can be immensely sleep deprived, but still, function at a reasonable level of competency when I consume it.
Yerba Mate helps you to be as productive, focused, and creative as possible. It enhances your motivation and productivity by stimulating the production of the neurotransmitter dopamine.
Unlike caffeine, it also contains two compounds theobromine and theophylline. These alkaloids work together to provide unique, mild stimulant effects, as they also do in green tea.
Yerba mate is also loaded with micronutrients and antioxidants. It has approximately 90% more antioxidants than green tea. It has significant immune boosting properties, can slow the signs of aging, detoxify the blood and prevent many types of cancer. Yerba mate also helps reduce stress and insomnia.
The only downside of Yerba Mate tea, is that it is an acquired taste. But if you would like to gain the benefits of this tea without giving up your morning coffee – you can buy the tea in tablet form – just make sure you do not overdose – as yes – it still does contain caffeine!
I personally find that I can consume it till 2 pm in the afternoon – after that – unless I wish to stay up till midnight – I find that I need to avoid consumption.
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