Miracle drink: 5 amazing health benefits of mate!

Verified on 12/09/2023 by Alexane Flament, Editor
Boisson miracle : 5 bienfaits étonnants du maté pour la santé !

Often confused with tea, mate is a very different beverage, traditionally consumed in Argentina!

Maté is a miracle plant known for its many health benefits: it promotes concentration, strengthens the immune system and helps with weight loss… Maté has it all!

Find out all about mate here!

Mate is a natural energizer

Along with tea and coffee, mate is one of the three main caffeinated beverages consumed worldwide!

 » The caffeine content of a cup (about 150 ml) of Yerba Mate tea is comparable to that of a cup of coffee, at about 80 mg, » explains a study published in the National Library of Medicine. Like coffee, mate is a stimulant and aids concentration!

A word of advice? To take full advantage of its energizing properties, consume mate in the morning or before your workout to give yourself a little boost to face the day!

Mate facilitates relaxation

If you’re feeling sluggish, there’s nothing like mate to get you back on track! Drinking mate during the day helps you resist fatigue, while improving concentration without compromising sleep quality!

In fact, mate is just as relaxing as it is stimulating! That’s why we recommend drinking mate after a good workout to help you recover!

Mate is rich in antioxidants

 » Yerba extracts rich in polyphenols, in particular derivatives of caffeoylquinic acid, possess strong antioxidant properties that reduce the risk of diseases caused by oxidative stress, » states the study published in the National Library of Medicine.

In fact, the leaves of Ilex Paraguariensis (mate) contain almost 90% more polyphenols than green tea! Molecules beneficial to overall health!  » Yerba Maté leaves contain several polyphenolic compounds » , the study states.

These compounds have enormous virtues and benefits for the body as a whole (anti-aging of the skin, increased immune defenses, reduced risk of cardiovascular disease…).

Mate helps digestion

As well as boosting your spirit and motivation, mate also boosts your digestion! For better digestion, you can enjoy it after a meal or during the day to regulate hunger! In fact, mate is considered a real appetite suppressant thanks to the plant’s caffeine content!

 » [Mate] It also reduces appetite, while increasing basal metabolism, resulting in faster fat burning  » describes the study.  » It also reduces serum and liver cholesterol and triglyceride levels,as well as blood sugar. »

As you can see, mate is a real miracle drink for your health!

Mate has a diuretic and detoxifying action

 » Methylxanthines are responsible for Yerba Mate’s thermogenic properties, which, by accelerating metabolism, increase fat oxidation and energy expenditure, » the study states.

What’s more, mate contains saponins. These are substances capable of encapsulating lipids, or fat cells, to facilitate their elimination! Fascinating, isn’t it?

And it doesn’t stop there! Thanks to its caffeine content, mate reduces fluid retention, helping to combat orange-peel skin and cellulite!

Now you have every reason to drink mate!