I was recently introduced to Yerba mate tea and have been trying to learn more about all the health benefits of drinking this tea. The more I learn the more I want to drink it and now I want to share it with you.
Yerba maté is said to “contain the strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea and the euphoria of chocolate” (1) It’s a great all in one drink that can be enjoyed daily.
Yerba maté (also referred to as mate) is made up of dried leaves of an evergreen holly shrub that is local to Central and South America and has been used for centuries to treat people from all types of alignments from fatigue to a weakened immune system. Yerba maté has caffeine and is a known stimulant, but the chemical compounds makes this one of the most balanced stimulants providing smooth energy increases and nutritional benefits.
Benefits of Drinking Yerba Mate tea:
- provides a gentle increase in energy ( not an immediate spike)
- can increase brain activity and mental clarity
- loaded with 24 vitamins and minerals and 15 amino acids (more below)
- has a large amount of antioxidant and polyphenol content
- helps strengthen the immune system
- can aid in weight loss
- used to help with digestive issues
- helps strengthen bones
- heart health
- a nerve tonic for pain, fatigue and depression
- can aid in destroying certain cancer cells
Vitamins and Minerals found in Yerba Mate tea:
- vitamin A
- vitamin C
- vitamins B1, B2, B3, and B5
- vitamin E
As with anything in life too much of anything may cause side effects, and remember what works for one person may not work for another. BUT, saying that, with all the benefits associated with this tea I recommend giving it a try to see if it works for you.
This tea can be brewed and enjoyed hot or cold, and can be sweetened to your personal preference.
I got this beautiful tea infusing bottle and a bag of Yerba Mate tea to enjoy, and have fallen in love. All I have to do is fill the infuser compartment half full with tea leaves and seal the bottom of the bottle, then I fill the rest with water. I let it sit for an hour and start sipping from it. The best part is that I can keep refilling the bottle with fresh water throughout the day and I still get the great flavour and amazing benefits, just a little more diluted. The beautiful glass bottle is easy to transport and fits right into my bag and car cup holder.
Visit H2Yerba for more information about Yerba Mate tea and how you can order a bottle like the one I am enjoying.
Use coupon code “Health15” for a great introductory price to help you get started.
Let me know what you think.
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