WHAT IS YERBA MATÉYerba maté is a healthy alternative to coffee and stems from a species of the holly genus plant grown in exotic subtropical regions.
Featuring potent antioxidants and a mix of natural stimulants (caffeine, Theobromine and Theophylene) Yerba Maté does is know to reduce stress, increase energy, enhance clarity and even strengthen the immune system.
Rich in health benefits Yerba Maté is becoming widely regarded as one of the best drinks to replace coffee and nurture a balanced lifestyle.
HISTORY OF YERBA MATÉ
Many centuries ago, yerba maté was a common and traditional staple in South American culture which was initially consumed by indigenous tribes including the Tupi and Guaraní people in Paraguay. During colonial times, the cultivation of mate extended to neighboring Chile and Peru which also offered favorable conditions to harvest the mate.
However, it was Brazil and Argentina, who industrialised the process which led to the exportation of yerba maté around the globe. In fact, in spite of such humble beginnings, yerba maté went on to become the chief export from these countries.
PROCESSING OF YERBA MATÉ
As for the process, yerba maté is produced by cultivating the holly tree and then steeping the leaves or branches in hot water. Also known as Ilex paraguariensis, this species of plant is then used in various health products, from energy drinks and tea to dietary tablets and other health supplements.
Yerba maté is most commonly sold in the form of powder or dried leaf, yerba maté used in LOV maté is an extract powder producing a much milder flavour. We use a water extraction process to ensure all of the nutrients are preserved.
WHY YOU SHOULD BE DRINKING YERBA MATÉ
With recent studies suggesting that yerba maté can contribute to the prevention of serious illness, we begin to understand why South Americans have been using this ancient herb for many centuries.
Yerba maté has allowed us to create a product that not only a delishous and enticing alternative to coffee but also as an efficient way to nurture a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF YERBA MATÉ
Why is there so much popularity and intrigue for yerba maté?
Well, yerba maté consists of caffeine and chemicals which are known to stimulate the heart, brain, muscles, blood vessels and many other parts of the body. In fact, while this extract from the holly tree is often compared to green tea, scientific studies show that yerba maté features far more active compounds and 90% more antioxidants than green tea. For this reason, yerba maté is considered a healthy alternative to coffee and an excellent addition to nurturing a balanced diet.
Furthermore, the caffeine and unique properties in yerba maté are proven to enhance energy, clarity and overall physical performance without the common side effects associated with coffee.
Increases mental clarity and cognitive function
Excellent nutritional profile
Great for digestive health
May help with weight loss
Enhances cardiovascular health
Full of antioxidants
Can prevent kidney and urinary tract infections
Boosts and supports the immune system