What Is Yerba Mate ?    

          Yerba mate is a natural hot drink prepared like tea, by steeping the yerba mate leaves in hot water. Traditionally the dried and chopped leaves of the yerba mate tree are added to a hardened and hollowed out calabash gourd. A special filter straw, called a bombilla (pronounced bombeeya) is inserted, then hot (not boiling 70-80 C) water is added to the gourd and the brew is drunk up through the filter straw. 

        Yerba mate is harvested exclusively from the Ilex Paraguariensis tree, which grows in the Iguazú rain forest, South America. Once the leaves are harvested they are dried and chopped up, then matured for 12-24 months before being packaged. In Argentina, one of the largest commercial producers of yerba mate, the collective production of yerba mate will be about 50 million tons in 2013. Socially the tea is known simply as mate (pronounced, "maté") and is drunk mainly in ArgentinaUruguayParaguayChile and Brazil. In the former three countries mate is consumed more than beer and coffee combined. What is perhaps the most fascinating fact about this drink, is that it is still consumed by the vast majority as per the traditional method of preparation, however yerba mate is also available in tea bags and as a water-soluble powder.

 

    Why Yerba Mate Is Good For You  ?      

  • Enhances immune ability.
  • Naturally stimulates the body and mind.
  • Increases physical, and intellectual ability.
  • Improves concentration, 
  • used in medicine as a natural stimulant of the central nervous system
  • regulates metabolism , helps digestion of food  rebuilds damaged tissue of the stomach and intestines ( recommended for weight loss )
  • stimulates weak , tired, nervous system , eliminates irritability
  • Yerba Mate is a rich source of vitamins and minerals. 

Yerba Mate contains:

  •        Xanthines group - MATEINS (similar to caffeine stimulates the central nervous system but without causing addiction)
  •        Vitamins - A, B1, B2, C,  
  •        Microelements – iron, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sulfur, hydrochloric acid, chlorophyll, choline, inositol.

 


  

   Yerba Mate And Weight-loss   

Yerba Mate is claimed to aid weight-loss by many scientific studies. Perhaps the most tangible evidence of this is the wide variety of pharmaceutical weight-loss products that contain yerba mate as an active ingredient in the USA and Europe

 

                 Yerba mate is harvested exclusively from the Ilex Paraguariensis tree, which grows in the Iguazú rain forest, South America. Once the leaves are harvested they are dried and chopped up, then matured for 12-24 months before being packaged. In Argentina, one of the largest commercial producers of yerba mate, the collective production of yerba mate will be about 50 million tons in 2013. Socially the tea is known simply as mate (pronounced, "maté") and is drunk mainly in ArgentinaUruguayParaguayChile and Brazil. In the former three countries mate is consumed more than beer and coffee combined. What is perhaps the most fascinating fact about this drink, is that it is still consumed by the vast majority as per the traditional method of preparation, however yerba mate is also available in tea bags and as a water-soluble powder.

 

     Health Benefits And Effects Of Yerba Mate    

      Yerba mate is a brilliant mental stimulant for late-night studying and working, it's a moral and energy booster and it is loaded with vitamins and minerals that give you stamina. Discovered by the ancients, then adopted by Spanish settlers, yerba mate is a South American super herb which contains both of the world’s most sought-after stimuli: theobromine ( typically found in chocolate), which treats the drinker to a sense of euphoria, and caffeine ( typically found in coffee and green tea).  

      Yerba Mate also contains the muscle-relaxant we enjoy from black tea, theophylline. The combination of these three compounds has dubbed yerba mate, "coffee without the jitters". In other words, Yerba mate stimulates your brain and relaxes your muscle tissue at the same time. Yerba Mate is also rich in antioxidants (more so than green tea), but what makes it most unique in the beverage category is its significant content of essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals such as Vitamin B3, B6, B1, iron, magnesium, and calcium.