What is Yerba Mate?
Yerba mate has the strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea, and the euphoria of chocolate, all in one beverage. It’s traditionally consumed from a container called a gourd and sipped with a metal straw that has a filter at its lower end to strain out the leaf fragments.
What are the Health Benefits?
1. Boosts Energy & Mental Focus
2. Aids in Weight Loss
3. Boosts Immune System
4. Decreases Blood Sugar Levels
5. Lowers Risk of Heart Disease
What Precautions Should I Take?
Yerba mate isn’t likely to pose a risk for healthy adults who occasionally drink it. However, some studies indicate that people who drink large amounts of yerba mate over prolonged periods may be at increased risk of some types of cancer, such as cancer of the mouth, esophagus, and lungs.