Tea of the Month: Yerba Mate



Yerba mate is an herbal tea made from the leaves and twigs of the Ilex paraguariensis plant, a holly tree that's native to South America. 
The tea brews slightly smoky and vegetal-sweet with complex earthy notes. Yerba mate is a great option if you're looking to reduce your caffeine content as it contains less caffeine than coffee, but more than black tea. 

Yerba mate contains:

  • Xanthines: Stimulants that includes caffeine and theobromine.
  • Caffeoyl Derivatives: Antioxidant compounds found in tea.
  • Saponins: Bitter compounds that has been known to have anti-inflammatory and cholesterol-lowering properties.
  • Polyphenols: A large group of antioxidants that has been linked to a reduced risk of many diseases.

Yerba Mate may help boost energy and maintain mental focus through day to day activities. You can enjoy it to assist with weight loss as it may increase metabolism and reduce appetite. It may also help with blood sugar levels and lowering the risks of heart disease.

Try a yerba mate lemonade with a 2:1 ratio of yerba mate to lemonade with ice to cool off on hot days or make a nice latte for cooler months with creamer and a sweetener of your choice.

Grab some yerba mate now.







Sources:
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/8-benefits-of-yerba-mate
https://bebrainfit.com/yerba-mate-benefits/


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