Steep a cup of this healthful herbal tea to enjoy many yerba mate tea benefits!
If you're looking for an herbal tea that can boost your overall physical and mental health and wellbeing, you may want to consider mate - a tasty, healthy addition to your tea stash!
From supporting bone and heart health, to boosting the immune system, to balancing your mood, to promoting good digestion and so much more, the list of ways that mate can encourage and support good health goes on and on.
There are so many reasons to love and enjoy this enticing tea... Here are more reasons to include mate in your day! (If you missed our other Yerba Mate Tea Benefits pages, they begin here.)
As we age, our bones tend to lose bone mineral density (BMD), which can put us at greater risk for fractures and osteoporosis.
A healthy diet and regular activity can go a long way towards protecting bone health and strength as we get older!
Including mate in your day may help keep your bones strong, too. A research study targeting postmenopausal women and osteoporosis prevention and treatment found that women who enjoyed 4 cups of yerba mate tea daily for 4 or more years had 9.7% higher BMD in the lumbar spine and 6.2% higher BMD in the upper thigh than women who didn't drink mate. Find more tips about the benefits of tea as we age here.
Chronic inflammation is a big concern, and we're hearing a lot about it lately. Not only does chronic inflammation speed up the aging process in our bodies, but it also is a key risk factor for heart disease, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's, stroke, and other serious illnesses and diseases.
Many types of teas can provide support in reducing chronic inflammation, including yerba mate, with its powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Herbal teas like yerba mate are so delicious and healthful, but not every tea is the best choice for each of us! Stay up-to-date about tea benefits and concerns for the teas in your tea cupboard so you'll know you're making safe and healthy tea choices.
Before you add yerba mate to your day, drop by our Yerba Mate Side Effects pages to learn more about potential side effects and risks associated with this tea. And, the next time you visit your herbalist, naturopath, or other trusted healthcare provider, ask her or him about yerba mate tea benefits and other good tea choices for you, too.
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With so many of us looking to be at a healthy weight, it’s no surprise that natural weight-management options – like cinnamon and weight loss – have captured our interest.
As with any tea in our tea stash, it’s important to stay abreast of possible cinnamon side effects and precautions before brewing and enjoying a spicy cup of cinnamon tea.
If you love making your own cinnamon herbal tea from ground cinnamon or cinnamon sticks, here are some helpful tips for choosing, storing, and using cinnamon for tea.