Yerba MateIt is well known as the source of the drink called mate. The drink is traditionally consumed in subtropical South America, particularly northeastern Argentina, Bolivia, southern Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay. It was first used and cultivated by the Guaraní people and in some Tupí communities in southern Brazil, prior to the European colonization. It was scientifically classified by the Swiss botanist Moses Bertoni, who settled in Paraguay in 1895.
Yerba mate’ contains more than 250 known natural compounds, most notably the alkaloids caffeine, theophylline and theobromine. These agents promote central nervous stimulation, and act as diuretics, causing the body to shed water. Additionally, Yerba mate’ is rich in a group of compounds called the chlorogenic acids. These agents help to suppress appetite, regulate metabolism and inhibit fat production. This makes Yerba mate’ an ideal agent in the fight against unwanted body fat.
Dried Yerba Mate’ naturally contains approximately about 2 % caffeine. But most significant is the chlorogenic acids value of Yerba mate. Dried Yerba Mate naturally contains approximately 10% of this unique group of compounds. Chlorogenic acids also show up in concentration in coffee, and this is why a shot of espresso after a meal can aid digestion, slow glucose release into the blood stream, and help to reduce production of fat.
There are several means by which weight loss and weight control can be achieved. Though calorie restriction almost inevitably results in better weight control, this approach is often difficult in and of itself. Exercise too is a highly significant factor in weight control, but often people find that due to lifestyle demands they cannot be consistent enough in an exercise program to achieve weight goals. Among the other means of weight control, glucose control, thermogenesis, appetite suppression and increased diuresis can enhance your ability to reduce weight and keep it off. Yerba mate’ performs these functions, thereby improving the odds of achieving weight goals. Drinking Yerba mate’ helps to stabilize blood sugar, suppress appetite, increase caloric burn rate, and increase urination, thereby reducing overall body water weight. Safe and effective, Yerba mate’ may be just what you require to meet your weight goals.
Guidelines for Use
A traditional plant with a long history of safe use, Yerba mate’ is a modern diet aid when incorporated daily into the diet. My recommendation is to drink 2 – 4 cups of yerba mate daily. You can find it plain or in flavors like chai spice or mixed with mint. As for brands of Yerba mate’, I recommend Guayaki, Mate’ Factor and Pixie brands, all of which can be found in natural food stores. Do not expect miracle weight loss. If you eat sensibly and exercise on a regular basis, Yerba mate will help you to gradually reduce excess weight. It takes time to become overweight, and it takes time to shed pounds as well.