Listen: What Are the Health Benefits of Yerba Mate?
"Talking about Uraba Matei today. What is it? What are the health benefits attributed to it? And how can you best enjoy. Matei is traditional South American beverage. That's brewed from the leaves and stems of the Yerba Matte tape plant. And that's a tree that belongs to the Holly Ali. Family motto is widely consumed in Argentina Uruguay Paraguay and Brazil where the Matia tree is indigenous. But you'll also find Matei as an ingredient gradient in energy drinks or even in the herbal tea section of your local health food store fun fact technically. The Word T. only applies to the leaves leaves of the Camilla Sinensis or tea plant so the category of beverages popularly known as herbal tea are actually tisanes anyway. Human human beings apparently have a universal appetite for stimulants depending on where on the globe. Your ancestors found themselves. They might have enjoyed beverages made from coffee. Cacao Beans Goran Berries Cola nuts or T- or Mateo leaves although each contains a slightly different array of active chemicals. All all of these plants contain caffeine or a closely related molecule with similar stimulant properties. There are many impressive health benefits attributed to drinking matei including greater energy mental focus reduced fatigue weight loss antioxidant activity and enhanced sport performance formation's but before you get too excited about this new miracle brew. Most of those benefits that are attributed to Matei are available from any caffeinated needed beverage. There's no question. That caffeine stimulates the central nervous system. And that results in alertness and reduced fatigue now the impact of Mateo on weight. Wait and fat loss is likely to be relatively minor especially compared to the impact of your food and movement choices and similarly expect only incremental effects on your athletic performance. It might help you go a little longer or a little faster but Matia is not going to turn a weekend jogger into an Olympic runner or anything. So let's talk about how caffeine affect the body. Caffeine is not addictive in the true sense of the word but it is habit forming. If you drink caffeine in regularly your body will become habituated to its effects. You might feel like you can't wake up in the morning until you've had your first cup and if deprived of your regular caffeine fix you may develop a temporary headache. So if you're trying to quit caffeine I recommend weaning yourself gradually to minimize any of those unpleasant side effects on the plus side regular consumers also habitue to caffeine's diuretic effects contrary to Popular Lore. Drinking caffeinated needed beverages. Like coffee and tea or Matei is not dehydrating if you drink them. Regularly long-term Caffeine use also appears to have neuro protective effects fact reducing the risk of dementia Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease now just like different fruits and vegetables have different nutrient profiles coffee fi t mateo and the other stimulant beverages each contain unique phytochemicals that may offer distinct benefits but the similarities here are greater later than the differences. You can stick to your favorite caffeine vehicle or play the field or of course you may choose to abstain altogether many many of the antioxidant and other disease fighting compounds that are found in coffee tea and Matei can also be gotten from non stimulating fruits and vegetables in particular apples bowls. Berries grapes asparagus garlic onions and"
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