Tea lovers in South America have known for centuries about yerba mate benefits and the satisfying taste of this wonderful herbal tea. Now, word is spreading about yerba mate, and people around the world are growing to love and appreciate this healthy brew.
Traditionally, yerba mate has been valued especially for its ability to lessen fatigue, boost energy, and increase mental clarity and focus.
But yerba mate benefits go far beyond increasing energy and mental stimulation - this herbal tea is an antioxidant powerhouse (even more so than green tea!), encourages good digestion, supports bone and heart health, boosts weight loss, and much, much more.
Here are some of the many health and wellness benefits of yerba mate.
A diet high in antioxidants is essential for good health. Antioxidants fight harmful free radicals in our bodies, encourage a healthy weight, keep skin supple and firm, and protect us from chronic disease, such as cancer, heart disease, liver disease, Alzheimer's, diabetes, and more.
Delicious yerba mate is an excellent source of antioxidants, providing even greater protection against destructive free radicals than green tea does (learn more about green tea benefits here).
If you've been feeling emotionally low, nervous, or anxious, sipping some yerba mate can boost and balance your mood.
Not only is yerba mate an excellent source of stress-fighting B and C vitamins, but this herbal tea also contains a compound called theobromine, which encourages calm relaxation, lowers blood pressure, and stimulates long-lasting feelings of well-being.
Sound familiar? Chocolate and the tea plant (Camellia sinensis) contain theobromine, too! (By the way, "theobromine" can be loosely translated as "food of the gods.")
We're not through - there are many more yerba mate benefits! Click here to discover more about this healthful herbal tea.
If you enjoy herbal teas, you'll be hard pressed to find a healthier, more beneficial herbal tea than yerba mate! In fact, after researching the properties of yerba mate in the 1960s, the Pasteur Institute and the Paris Scientific Society stated that no other plant in the world had equal nutritional value to yerba mate, and claimed that mate contains basically all of the vitamins necessary to sustain life.
Ready to give yerba mate a try? You'll find tips for making this healthful herbal tea here, and please remember to drop by our Yerba Mate Side Effects pages to learn more about cautions associated with drinking yerba mate.
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