Messi and other soccer players replaced coffee with this drink!
The drink is not new, nor are its benefits, but do you know which one we’re talking about? Yerba mate!
The Argentine soccer team has been embroiled in controversy during the Qatar World Cup. A photo circulated on social media showed a bag full of yerba mate bundles. Then many wondered why the Argentines made this choice.
Have you heard about the benefits of this herb?
According to a study conducted by the University of Illinois in the United States, mate contains many antioxidants.
Yerba mate can provide many health benefits, such as improved athletic performance and reduced risk of heart disease, which often affects soccer players.
It also improves the immune system, regulates cholesterol levels, protects against infections, aids weight loss and reduces abdominal fat, helps fight cancer cells, lowers blood sugar levels, and stimulates digestive system function.
The herb can be prepared and drunk cold or hot, or combined with natural juices and even milk, and it tastes like green tea. If you’re curious, stay tuned, because we’ll show you how to prepare it.
To prepare yerba mate tea at home, it is recommended to use 1 tablespoon of the herb per liter of water at a temperature of about 90 ° C and a brewing time of about 5 minutes. This is enough to get a good flavor from the herb without making the drink bitter.
You can also make your buddy drink using a regular kettle. Just place your companion where you will put the coffee powder. You can consume up to 3 cups (330 ml) of yerba mate per day for up to 60 days at a time.
Drinking yerba mate appears to be safe. However, due to the caffeine it contains, yerba mate can cause insomnia and sleep disturbances in some cases.
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