Have you ever wondered that, apart from being delicious, our beloved mate has benefits? I mean, we know that it is natural and we generally hear about the number of properties that different types of tea have and, why not, coffee. But what about mate? Today we are going to tell you a little more about some of the benefits of drinking mate, the icon who position us so well in every corner of the world.
- It is an antioxidant
Yerba mate has a high content of polyphenols, which improve the body's natural defenses and prevent cellular aging, often accelerated by the stress of daily life.
- It prevent illnesses
Al impedir que se acumule colesterol malo y triglicéridos en las arterias, ingerir mate permite reducir el riesgo de padecer arteriosclerosis y enfermedades cardiovasculares; y aumenta el colesterol HDL, conocido como “colesterol bueno”, que protege contra los ataques al corazón. Igualmente, recordá hacerte controles periódicos con tu médico de referencia.
- Purifies your body
By preventing the accumulation of bad cholesterol and triglycerides in the arteries, drinking mate reduces the risk of suffering from arteriosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases. At the same time, it increases HDL cholesterol, known as "good cholesterol," which protects against heart attacks. By the way, remember to have regular check-ups with your referring doctor.
- Provides vitamins and minerals
Yerba mate contains B vitamins and minerals such as potassium and magnesium.
- Nutritional complement
Yerba mate is naturally composed of almost all the micronutrients that the body needs. Its regular intake represents a host of benefits that improve the immune system in general, detoxifies the body and prevents many diseases.
- Natural energizing
Given its percentage of caffeine, it increases stimulation and concentration just like coffee.
Apart from the benefits of drinking mate that we have just listed, we must not forget that in the Río de la Plata, mate is considered a companion of moments. A partner in moments with friends and family, trips to the park and also in moments of high stress. What better than studying with a mate next to you? It is a great ally that allows us to disconnect at times, making any situation more enjoyable. Once you try it on, it becomes an undisputed headline.
Its consumption has become popular recently in various fields, allowing this great drink to cross unimagined borders. European football is a perfect example. Players like Messi and Suarez are shown with their thermos and mate in each pre-match. But Antoine Griezmann, a French player, is a case that has attracted the attention of all the media and, of course, Uruguayan society. Despite not having been born in the land of mate, nor having grown up immersed in that culture, he joins the list of players that make it up as part of their daily lives.
Another border crossed by the mate happened because of Lucas Torreira, Arsenal player from Uruguay. He filmed a video for the YouTube channel of his painting in which he explains what it is that he takes before games and training (clearly mate) and teaches to prepare it. In case you don't know what we're talking about, we leave you this little gem so you can enjoy it.