Is yerba mate healthy?
Totally. As we have mentioned before, yerba mate has unique natural properties that make it beneficial for the human body and mind.
Not only this, but there is also a market factor that has been growing in recent times and has made drinking mate even more pleasant. The market has developed varied types of yerba, so you can increasingly find all kinds of yerbas, depending on your tastes and needs.
Now we are going to give you a brief summary of the benefits of drinking mate, something that we have done on other occasions, but which validates the answer that the infusion is indeed very good.
1- An energizing effect like almost none
The effects of caffeine in mate can be less aggressive than those of coffee, which in some cases can cause nervousness or even tachycardia.
The restorative property of mate (not just on the body, but also over the mind) is different from coffee and other caffeinated beverages since it has a double stimulating and relaxing effect. This effect occurs because yerba mate has other xanthines (stimulating substances). An example of one of these substances is theobromine, whose effect is softer, longer lasting and improves mood.
In addition, the caffeine contained in yerba mate is usually more diluted in a greater amount of water than in coffee. This, hand to hand with the fact that the infussion is not taken in one sip, makes it easier to be tolerated by our body.
Drinking mate throughout the day also increases physical endurance and lifts your spirits, without affecting the quality of sleep or rest.
The infusion of yerba mate generates a more benevolent feeling of “waking up” at any time of the day, ideal for studying or working.
Athletes also take advantage of the benefits of mate before training or even after each training session.
Yerba mate can be the perfect replacement for commercial energy drinks, providing many more benefits while avoidin the adverse effects generated by these artificial drinks with a high content of stimulants and sugar.
The hot infusion of yerba mate is one of the most nutritious infusions that exist, as confirmed by many scientific studies. It contains, in a natural way, almost all the micronutrients that the body needs and in this way it can be considered as a superfood.
It is capable of improving the immune system by detoxifying the body, regulating cholesterol and preventing many diseases.
Yerba mate provides antioxidants and polyphenols, it is rich in minerals, amino acids and essential vitamins, mainly from group B, where eight of the 13 vitamins that the body needs are found.
In addition, it contains very important minerals such as potassium and magnesium, which promote proper heart function, and is loaded with many other nutrients.
3- Purifies and detoxifies
Thanks to the existance of some leaves that yerba mate contain which have diuretic properties that help the body eliminate toxins, drinking mate purifies the body.
The human body consumes much more liquid than when drinking coffee and prevents it from accumulating in the body’s tissues by optimizing kidney function, minimizing the risk of high blood pressure.
Mate also causes a mild laxative effect and stimulates bowel movement, stimulating natural waste process. That is why it is usually recommended for people who suffer from constipation.
This is an ideal benefit for those looking to lose weight or have fewer toxins in the body.
Types of yerba mate
1- Yerba mate ginger
This usually has a soft component that works like a traditional yerba suitable for nervous people. The difference is the ginger that eliminates the caffeine while providing other types of properties.
In the local market, one of the best sellers is from “La Selva”, and it comes in its 1kg format.
2- Organic herbs
Few of these are seen in the local market, since it is a quite premium product.
This type of herbs are made with very special care and a unique treatment of the leaves. In addition, they do not have dust nor any type of residue from chemicals, since they do not use other components that do not come from the earth.
3- With shells, but ecological
This type of herbs usually have traces of ginger or lemon; they are fruity. As in the previous case, the great difference is that they are organic and not compounded, like most of those sold in supermarkets.
The brands that arrive in Uruguay, like the vast majority of the type of herbs, come from Brazil.
How do I know if my Stanley thermos is original?
As with big brands, big replicas often appear. Being one of the star products and sellers in Uruguay, Stanley thermos in some markets are not sold from their original factory.
However, even if you may have fallen into one of these traps it is possible that you still haven’t noticed it because there are very similar well done imitations. In order to reveal their lack of originality, it is necessary to look very close at all the details.
We are going to leave you a series of tips so that you can verify that your thermo is indeed from the brand.
In the classic Stanley thermos, the characteristic is that they have an adhered plate that makes them easy to recognize. This happens in those older models, but not in the new ones where the printed logo appears.
Both options are usually found in trusted providers, since old-generation logos continue to circulate.
2- BPA free certificate
Stanley thermos go through rigorous quality inspections, including BPA certification, to ensure that it does not have any type of element that could contaminate the liquid.
In case your thermos is original, this information can be seen at the bottom. Precisely on the base that is used to support. On newer ones a label may appear attached, while on others it is printed on the steel.
3- The base
At the end of the thermos, there is a series of dots that indicate its originality. In case some of these elements are missing, it is best that you claim.
-Place of manufacture that can be in the United States for the oldest and China for the latest generation
-The name Stanley in capital letters and in the center of the roundel
-The capacity and model of the thermos
-BPA free approval