//4 Great Reasons why yerba mate is the best caffeine source
Miki enjoying a gourd of yerba by the lake.
Miki enjoying a gourd of yerba by the lake.

4 reasons why Yerba Mate is the best source of caffeine.

For hundreds of years, indigenous people in parts of Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil have consumed yerba mate for its health benefits and energizing properties. Because of its high nutrient content, some tribes hail it as the “drink of the gods” due to its ability to sustain life through periods of drought and famine.

Today, yerba mate is increasingly popular around the world as caffeine drinkers around the world learn about the unique properties of this plant. Many people find the acidity of coffee too harsh on the stomach and muscles and that tea doesn’t quite provide the caffeine boost they’re looking for. Read on to find out 4 reasons why millions choose yerba mate as their caffeinated beverage of choice.

1. Antioxidants

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1. Antioxidants

are substances that help fight oxidization in the body. Oxidization can cause a number of ailments from inflammation and heart disease to cancer. Numerous studies suggest antioxidants can help prevent and reverse the damage caused by these ailments and thus food high in antioxidants are recommended for a healthy diet. While tea has long been hailed for its antioxidant content, tests show that yerba mate contains up to twice the amount of antioxidants than tea. That’s in addition to all the other health benefits not present in tea or coffee!

2. Vitamins

Unlike tea or coffee, Yerba Mate contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B3 and B5, C, E. Vitamins play a number of roles in the body from strengthening teeth, healing wounds and converting food into energy. Many vitamins are considered essential for proper health and functioning of the body so it’s important to consume foods high in these vital compounds. Aside from helping your body function properly, yerba mate’s high B-vitamin content is also thought to help boost energy and may be one reason many people report that yerba mate makes them feel better, more clear-headed and relaxed than tea, coffee or energy drinks.

3. Minerals

Minerals are naturally occurring inorganic substances, and, like vitamins, they help support key functions of the body like strengthening bones and facilitating synapses in the brain. Yerba Mate contains Calcium, Manganese, Iron, Niacin, Selenium, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc which are all essential minerals for a healthy body. Next time you’re reaching for a caffeine boost, why not grab the one that will help support a healthy diet?

4. Caffeine

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Of course, the main reason tea and coffee have endured for so long is the allure of caffeine, the world’s most consumed drug. Caffeine helps us clear the cobwebs, focus and stay alert for long hours. In short, caffeine helps us get stuff done. With over twice the caffeine of tea or about 2/3 of what’s in coffee, yerba mate has the caffeine content get you moving. With lower levels of acidity than coffee and all the amazing benefits listed above, it’s no wonder many people who drink yerba mate report feeling better than when consuming tea or coffee.

*Bonus – Less Acidity

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Many people we talk to have issues with the acidity in coffee and have to cut back due to stomach aggravation, anxiety and muscle tension caused by ingesting an acidic solution. Yerba mate is less acidic than coffee but still gives you a nice caffeine kick that’s hard to get from tea. Next time you’re reaching for a pick me up, consider yerba mate. Packed full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and caffeine, can you really afford not to be drinking yerba? To learn more or experience the wonderful effects of yerba mate yourself, check out our website at yerbamontana.com. 


Mackay Pierce

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