If you’ve been trying to ease off your coffee habit for whatever reason, be it because it makes your jittery, you don’t enjoy the caffeine crash, or it gives you adrenal fatigue, know that you don’t necessarily have to miss out having a comforting morning ritual that involves a warm beverage to get you ready to take on the day.


Enter Yerba mate, leaves from the South American Holly Tree that you steep into a tea for its energizing, clarifying, uplifting, and relaxing benefits.




Yerba mate benefits


Yerba mate is a highly dynamic beverage. Commonly known as a tea that boosts metabolism due to its thermogenic effect on the body alongside its caffeine content that helps burn fat, yerba mate has much more to bring to the table beyond weight loss benefits.


Commonly summarized as a tea that has the energizing effects of coffee, antioxidant levels of tea, and the euphoria of chocolate, yerba mate has the unique feature of balancing its effects as an energizing drink without the jitters and an anxiety-relieving drink without the drowsiness. Imagine, a drink that makes you feel alert and relaxed with an antioxidant punch all in one cup. Read more below for the benefits of yerba mate.


1. High in antioxidants- Yerba mate is a nutritionally dense leaf, containing 24 vitamins and minerals and 15 amino acids, but most impressive about it is the high level of antioxidants. A cup of yerba mate gives you all the anti-inflammatory and anti aging benefits from antioxidants.


2. Boosts cognitive function- The caffeine content in yerba mate gives the drinker mental clarity. For those cutting back on coffee or weaning themselves off, yerba mate is particularly helpful from sidestepping those withdrawal headaches due to its unique combination of caffeine and L-Theanine which leaves the drinker caffeinated without the crash.


3. Improves mood- Yerba mate eases anxiety and feelings of stress. Regardless of its caffeine content, drinkers won’t experience yerba mate side effects such as jitters or a caffeine crash. Again, it’s due to its unique combination of caffeine and L-Theanine which combine well to give your body that boost in serotonin from the caffeine and balance is out with a boost in dopamine from the L-Theanine.


Preparing Yerba Mate

When looking where to buy yerba mate, check out your favorite health products store. The tea usually comes in loose leaf form and preparation is simple. Add the leaves to a tea cup and pour just below boiling water and steep for 3-4 minutes.

So what does a day look like when you drink a cup of yerba mate? You’ll likely work more efficiently, feel happier, and enjoy feeling calm and collected. Swap your morning coffee for a cup of tea and see for yourself how yerba mate works for you..





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