Mate consumption and your health
Yerba Mate is gaining more and more appreciation among health-conscious people. The combination of caffeine, theophylline and theobromine not only provides an energised feeling of alertness but also brings a number of other benefits that appeal to many people.
One notable benefit is its ability to improve dental health; its astringent properties remove bacteria from the surface of the teeth and gums, preventing tooth decay and preventing bad breath. Its rich blend of minerals and vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E provides your teeth with the nutrients they need to stay strong. In addition, mate contains antioxidants that help reduce inflammation in the gums and fight harmful bacteria.
Similar to vitamins, minerals are naturally occurring inorganic chemicals that assist critical bodily processes including bone growth and brain connections. Calcium, Manganese, Iron, Niacin, Selenium, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Zinc are minerals crucial for a healthy body and present in yerba mate.
The high concentration of antioxidants in yerba mate makes it particularly effective at reducing inflammation in the body and fighting bacteria in the mouth. In addition, the addition of natural herbs such as peppermint and lemon balm has a significant effect on the antioxidant properties of the tea.
Many biologically active compounds, including antioxidants, polyphenols, xanthine alkaloids, flavonoids, amino acids, certain elements (P, Fe, Ca), and vitamins are known to contribute to its beneficial effects. They also promote your immune system.
Furthermore, yerba mate causes additional LDL-C lowering in hypercholesterolaemic individuals who have received stable statin therapy, which may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Can the consumption of yerba mate help with weight loss?
Yes, mate is a natural weight loss supplement, thanks to the mateine it contains. It promotes fat burning and speeds up the metabolism. According to one study, drinking cold mate stimulates the metabolism almost twice as much as drinking warm tea. It also ensures a higher calorie consumption during physical activities, for which mate provides all the necessary energy.
Because using yerba mate may help prevent obesity by improving lipid profiles. Moreover, yerba mate modifies genes whose expression is altered in the obese condition and returns it to more typical levels. It targets a number of the aberrant and disease-causing variables connected to obesity by doing this. Furthermore noted were protective and ameliorative effects on insulin resistance.
In addition, drinking the herbal tea prolongs the feeling of satiety by delaying the emptying of the stomach. As a result, mate tea naturally reduces the feeling of hunger.
Side effects of yerba mate
Large amounts of mate tea can have some negative side effects, but these are usually minor. Too much mate can cause an increase in heart rate and blood pressure, restlessness and sleep disturbances. In addition, pregnant and breastfeeding women are advised not to drink mate tea because of its caffeine content. This does not mean that one should completely renounce the health benefits of yerba mate, but only that one should consume this powerful drink in masses.