A great start to a day begins with a cup of coffee but people at South America have a different way to wake up to a cup of yerba mate, an exotic herbal brew. This herbal brew is said to possess more stimulating properties than coffee at the same time it also offers abundant health benefits of tea and also the best ecstatic feeling the one similar to having a chocolate. This drink is rightly acclaimed as the drink of the gods. This enchanting brew is becoming more popular throughout the world.
Introducing Yerba mate
The answer is ahead on answering the question what is yerba mate, it is a small tree that is a native of South America. 24 vitamins and minerals, 7 essential amino acids and a storehouse of antioxidants are present in the leaves of yerba mate tree. The drink is prepared by brewing and steeping which is then sipped. Yerba mate drink has a pleasant taste and a unique flavor. It is refreshing when it’s consumed hot or cold. On adding a tinge of honey, lemon or mint the taste becomes enchanting.
Scintillating health benefits of yerba mate
Benefits of yerba mate can range from 1 to plenty and they cover a diverse area. Immediate effects on consumption of a cup of yerba mate give a burst of instant energy to enhance performance. A balanced energy with no side effects is effectively achieved through a cup of this magical drink. It does not bring about the jittery feel that is associated with many caffeine beverages. Moreover, it doesn’t interfere with sleep patterns too. This empowering drink stimulates the memory and mind. Many successful authors share their views on how yerba mate enhances the performance of the brain.
More health oriented dimensions
The high antioxidant potential of yerba mate acts as a medical concoction. The presence of B complex vitamins and minerals like manganese, potassium and zinc add to the therapeutic functions of yerba mate. Phytonutrients like tannins, chlorophyll, polyphenols and xanthine act as powerful stimulants. The leaves of yerba mate that act a potential nutrient reservoir enhances the white blood cells activity, improves phagocytosis and boosts the immune system by improving the natural resistance to several diseases. It also acts as anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent. The anti-bacterial and anti-parasitic properties prevent the growth of food poisoning bacteria and intestinal parasites respectively.
A cup of yerba mate a day improves metabolism, bursts fat and calories, decreases appetite and thereby contributes to weight loss. It also plays an important role in using the stored energy as calories for physical work. Yerba mate promotes digestion by treating indigestion. it also treats urinary tract infections. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of yerba mate treat several heart-related conditions like low blood pressure and irregular heart rate. The presence of theobromine in the drink prevents hardening of arteries, blood clots and relaxes the blood vessel for uninterrupted blood flow and thereby protects the heart. Yerba mate drink that provides the natural herbaceous flavor coupled with enormous health benefits when consumed in moderation becomes a befitting beginning to many bright days.