Yerba Mate is a traditional South American brew that’s fast gaining fresh popularity across the world. This herbal drink is known to have ‘the strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea and also the euphoria of natural chocolate’. Packed full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, Yerba Mate was referred as ‘the drink of gods’ by the Aboriginal population and also ‘the gold of Indios’ by early European colonists. Find out more below why this brew is so intrinsically beneficial for your overall health.
What Is Yerba Mate?
Yerba Mate is an evergreen holly tree that grows in the subtropical regions of South America. The leaves and twigs are then dried, usually over a fire, and steeped in hot water to make an infused tea of the same name.
Wellbeing Properties Of Yerba Mate
A nutritional powerhouse, Yerba Mate is rich in positive health components, containing numerous nutrients and antioxidants that support your internal system. It contains multiple stimulants, similar to those found in coffee and chocolate and the brew’s bitter compounds have an anti-inflammatory, cholesterol-lowering property. Yerba Mate has higher antioxidant counts than green tea, helping you to clean your body from adverse toxins. The herbal drink actively contains seven key amino acids and nearly every essential vitamin and mineral that your body needs.
Boosts Energy & Improves Focus
Yerba Mate is well regarded for its abundant energy boosting properties. With 85mg of caffeine per cup, the brews caffeine level is lower than coffee but higher than a regular tea. Compared to other stimulants, Yerba Mate delivers a smooth and balanced increase in your energy levels. Caffeine also holds this immediate effect on focus and concentration, making you more productive and motivated by stimulating the production of dopamine.
With its promotion of health properties, Yerba Mate has a very long history of traditional medicinal uses. Drinking tea helps improve blood flow and also lower the risk of heart diseases. It’s naturally antibacterial and supports the treatment of basic infections, aids in weight loss by suppressing appetite assists the increase in bone density. Yerba Mate contains several anti-cancer compounds such as chlorogenic acid, rutin and tannin and it has been recognised as a potential preventative for the growth of cancerous cells.
Champa Tea Is The Perfect Vehicle
At Meke, we offer an uplifting blend of Yerba Mate and wild herbs by Champa Tea. Grown and hand-picked by local families on the mountains of Cordoba in Argentina, this blend really is unique. For millennia, it has been medicinally used by the locals and will make you feel a mix of invigorated, energised and also at calm, perfect for the Ibizan vibe.
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