Yerba Mate is amazing! A true super tea. Less known than green tea, yerba has similar properties, but higher polyphenol and antioxidant counts with 196 active compounds in comparison to 144 for green tea.
It's a tall drink of beauty, energy and good health.
Yerba Mate Tea is made from brewing the leaves of a holly-like tree found in South America. Yerba Mate is praised for having almost as much caffeine as coffee, but with the feel good chemicals of tea and coffee. It is high in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and amino acids.
It helps to keep you alert and suppresses your appetite yet provides your body with all the nutrients needed to sustain life including 24 vitamins and minerals and 15 amino acids.
Yerba mate is so loaded with nutrition, it contains practically all the micronutrients needed to sustain life.
Each serving of mate contains the following vitamins and high concentration of these minerals:
- vitamin A
- vitamin C
- vitamins B1, B2, B3, and B5
- vitamin E
It also contains other beneficial phytonutrients such as tannins, trace minerals, chlorophyll and flavonoids.
Traditionally, this brew is sipped from a gourd called a calabash through a silver straw called bombilla.
So step up your nutrient intake, stimulate your immune system, reduce your cholesterol levels and support a healthy weight loss, all while sipping a delicious tea with a side effect of increased energy.