The many benefits of yerba mate tea are a very good reason to try this satisfying, healthful herbal tea!
As we learn more about potential risks and concerning side effects connected with many prescription and over-the-counter medications, many of us are committed to finding natural, healthy ways to keep ourselves feeling our best - physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Teas and herbal tisanes are wonderfully effective, tasty, and proven ways to support and encourage good health, and yerba mate is no exception.
With its distinctly unique aroma and flavor, naturally caffeinated mate is an excellent source of antioxidants, an effective energy booster, a workout enhancer, and a heart- and bone-healthy tea. When you're ready to add yerba mate to your daily routine, here are some of the other health benefits you'll be enjoying...
This tea's potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties work to fortify our natural defenses against illness, like the common cold and flu viruses.
And, why not steep a cup of soothing mate when you're already battling a cold or flu? Some steamy mate can keep you well hydrated, ease respiratory congestion and inflammation, comfort a sore throat, and help you get some much-needed sleep, too.
Yerba mate is a great source of essential vitamins and minerals, including potassium, selenium, chromium, iron, magnesium, calcium, and manganese, as well as vitamins A, C, E, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), and B5 (pantothenic acid).
Yerba mate also contains other beneficial natural compounds that support good health and prevent disease, including polyphenols, fatty acids, flavonols, amino acids, and chlorophyll.
Drinking yerba mate can subdue your immune system's response to allergens, and help to open the respiratory tract by reducing inflammation and congestion.
Yerba mate may provide relief. The next time you feel a headache coming on, drinking some mate may help to ward off the pain. Mate can be particularly effective for headaches arising from fatigue or emotional distress, like anxiety or stress (yerba mate's B and C vitamins are very effective at combating stress!).
Not only can mate help to ease arthritic aches and pains, but this healthful tea's anti-inflammatory benefits work to reduce uncomfortable joint swelling, too.
Mate is a natural, tasty, healthy way to freshen your breath. Yerba mate's antibacterial properties can inhibit the bacteria that leads to halitosis, so drink or rinse with mate when your breath needs freshening.
If you're planning a romantic evening, why not plan to include some yerba mate in your dinner menu? Traditionally, mate is considered by many to have aphrodisiac benefits. And theobromine, a compound found in yerba mate, is also believed to have amorous effects.
We're not finished with the benefits of yerba mate tea... Keep reading about this wonderfully healthful herbal tea here.
We've loved teas and herbal tisanes (like yerba mate) around the world for centuries, not only as comforting, refreshing, and hydrating beverages, but for the many ways they support and encourage our health and wellness.
If you've been thinking of venturing into the world of tea or are looking for a new tea to add to your tea collection or routine, you may enjoy yerba mate! So flavorful and so many health benefits, this herbal tea is growing in popularity around the world - for very good reason.
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