What is Yerba Mate?
Yerba mate infusions present a great antioxidant power - even higher than green tea! - due to its high concentration of polyphenols, a large group of antioxidants linked to reducing the risk of many diseases.
In addition, it provides vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, and zinc. These antioxidants can strengthen your immune system and promote health.
Source of vitamins and minerals
Yerba mate contains B-group vitamins. The body needs 13 vitamins, and 8 of them are B-group vitamins which are essential for body functions.
Yerba mate also contains potassium, an essential mineral that is necessary for the correct function of the heart; and magnesium, which helps the body to incorporate proteins.
Boosts energy and improves mental focus
At 85 mg of caffeine per cup, yerba mate contains less caffeine than coffee but more than a cup of tea.
Therefore, just like any other caffeinated food or beverage, it may increase your energy levels and will make you feel less tired.
Caffeine can also affect the levels of certain signaling molecules in your brain, making it particularly beneficial for your mental focus.
Additionally, those who regularly consume yerba mate often rave that it enhances alertness like coffee but without the jittery side effects.
Helps to lower bad cholesterol levels
The results of different scientific studies confirm that consumption of yerba mate helps to reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides.
May help you loose weight and belly fat
Yerba mate may reduce appetite and boost metabolisim, which can help with weight loss.
It seems to decrease the total number of fat cells and reduce the amount of fat they hold.
Human research suggests that it can also increase the amount of stored fat that's burned for energy.
Interest in knowing more: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1750-3841.2007.00535.x/full