Introduction to Yerba Mate
How do you start your day?
For the most part, you will answer; By a good cup of coffee.
Yet, at the same time in other countries of the world, people wake up and start their day in almost the same way as you do, with a cup in your hand but containing a drink you may not know. Yerba Maté. Originally from South America, maté has been part of their culture for centuries. Little known here, the maté leaf is a tea-like herb having at the same time several properties similar to coffee. However, with such a powerful nutrient profile, you should know that maté is much more than just coffee.
It is incontestable, the maté really stands out! First to its taste but above all thanks to its innumerable qualities. From the first sip you will feel some of its immediate benefits: an increase in energy, both physical and mental, as well as better concentration.
With a mixture of caffeine, theobromine, theophylline, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, it is not surprising that the maté is called a miraculous drink. Although caffeine increases blood pressure, the ratio of caffeine, combined with theobromine present in the maté, nullifies this effect. Predominant in cocoa, theobromine, has several stimulating properties while also lowering blood pressure, thus reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. This is why, unlike coffee, increased stress or anxiety has never been observed with maté.
Nowadays, in one way or another, we all have an active lifestyle. So for the most part, your day requires coffee or any other stimulant. The advantage of maté is that it will provide you with a waking state, but without the side effects of other energy drinks. For those looking to be productive, creative and focused, both in their personal and professional lives, maté can help. It improves memory, mood, alertness and it makes you more motivated and productive by stimulating the production of neurotransmitter.
That's not all ! The miracle leaf is so loaded with nutrients that it contains virtually all the nutrients needed for life. These include:
• Vitamin A, B, C and E
• Vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B5
In addition, Tannins, chlorophyll and flavonoids are all phytonutrients found in maté. Phytonutrients are nutrients found in plants. Experts say that a diet rich in phytonutrients promotes healthy aging and has also been shown to help prevent the risks of cancer, heart disease, stroke, and Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease . maté also has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties and can also boost your immune system.
As if that was not enough !! There is evidence that maté would reduce appetite and thus could help with weight loss, increasing energy expenditure, improving insulin sensitivity and burning stored fats. It is also used as a natural treatment for constipation, diarrhea and indigestion.
So with so much power and benefit, if you use coffee only to boost your energy, try maté today. Maté is much more than energy ...
It is a LIFESTYLE !!