The properties of mate

1. Rich in antioxidants and nutrients

According to data from the Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition project by researcher Daniela Moura de Oliveira, Yerba Maté contains several nutrients beneficial to the human body, including:

    Xanthines: compounds that act as stimulants. They include caffeine and theobromine, which are also found in tea, coffee, and chocolate.

    Coffeeoyl derivatives: compounds that are the main antioxidants that slow down the aging of organs. Interestingly, it contains almost 90% more antioxidants than green tea.

    Saponins: These bitter compounds have certain anti-inflammatory and hypercholesterolemic properties.

    Polyphenols: This is a large group of antioxidants, linked to reducing the risk of many diseases that affect vital organs such as the heart, liver and brain.

Yerba Maté contains all the vitamins and minerals your body needs.


2. It is an excellent energizer, mate also improves mental focus

Yerba Mate contains less caffeine than coffee, but more than a cup of tea. It is for this reason that it has the ability to increase your energy level and make you feel less tired without making you nervous.

The proportion of caffeine in mate optimizes the levels of certain signaling molecules in the brain, which makes it particularly beneficial for your mental focus.

People who consume mate regularly often say that it makes them more energetic just like coffee, but without the jittery side effects.


3. Improves physical performance

Caffeine is also known to reduce fatigue and improve athletic performance by up to 5%.

Dr Nelson Bracesco, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Republic of Uruguay, said that Yerba Maté contains a moderate amount of caffeine, which benefits the consumer to optimize physical performance.


4. Prevents a large number of infections

Yerba Mate can help prevent infections caused by bacteria, parasites, and fungi.

An investigation by chemical engineer in food technology Luis Brumovsky of the National University of Misiones (UNAM) found that a high dose of Yerba Maté extract worked against the bacterium E. coli, the main cause of poisoning. food like stomach cramps and diarrhea.

The herbal compounds can also prevent the growth of Malassezia furfur, a fungus that causes scaly skin, dandruff, and some rashes.


5. Helps burn fat

Consuming Yerba Maté has been shown to reduce appetite and improve metabolism, which can help you lose weight.

In addition, the total number of fat cells decreases.

A study by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) found that overweight patients who were given 3 grams of mate per day for 12 weeks lost an average of 0.7 kg, reducing belly fat by 2%.


6. Optimizes the immune system

Mate contains saponins, which are natural compounds with anti-inflammatory properties, as well as small amounts of vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium and zinc, antioxidants that strengthen the immune system.


7. Reduces blood sugar levels

Yerba Maté can affect blood sugar and can help reduce complications often seen in diabetes.

This finding was made public by animal studies conducted by the NCBI. Although this has not been proven in humans, many nutritionists agree that consuming this infusion improves blood sugar.


8. Reduces the risk of heart disease

Yerba Mate contains antioxidant compounds, such as those derived from caffeine and polyphenols, which can protect you against heart disease by lowering bad cholesterol levels.

According to a 40-day study conducted by the NCBI, participants who drank 330ml of Yerba Maté each day were shown to reduce their LDL cholesterol levels by 8.6% to 13.1%.

This shows that daily consumption not only promotes blood circulation, but also helps improve breathing.

Yerba Maté as a drink or daily dietary supplement, compared to coffee and tea, is generally recommended the most by experts in the field.

Its active chemicals are superior to those contained in green tea, making it a healthy infusion par excellence, reducing cancer cells, malignant bacteria in organisms, lowering blood pressure and bad cholesterol levels.

So if you are looking for a more balanced drink

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