Use yerba mate for weight loss

Use yerba mate for weight loss 

Weight loss is something that many seek and is even recommended by nutritionists. But, what role does mate play in a diet?

Professionals claim that mate can playan important role and recommend taking the infusion during the day because it provides many nutrients. 

The next thing to note is that it can make us lose weight. This responds to the amount of antioxidants that yerba has. According to some studies, 23 phenolic compounds can be identified in a mate brewing, which are part of the antioxidant phenomenon.

In addition, these studies highlight that the mixtures of other added herbs cause this property to increase, which benefits our body.

Why do we need antioxidants?

Oxidative damage or stress is the breakdown of the balance between pro-oxidant substances and the body’s antioxidant mechanisms.

This imbalance leads to alterations in the structure-function relationship in any organ, system or specialized cell group. It is because of this oxidative stress that our body needs this property, which appears in its purest state in mate or coffee. 

In addition, this cushions the impact of polluting substances or tobacco consumption that have negative effects on our health. In other words, polyphenols – which are antioxidants – are necessary to achieve balance and take our body out of this stress.

More than green tea

Many who are fans of green tea often say that this drink has more antioxidants than mate, however, various studies have shown that this is not the case. In addition to having nutrients from vitamins B1, B3 and C, it has a digestive character and that is another of the characteristics of antioxidants.

In other words, the more antioxidants there are in a drink, the better it will be for your stomach. This usually occurs in the type of infusions that are bitter or strong.

To know if you want an intense or softer mate, you always need to look at the yerba. We leave you a couple of options so that you can find the one that best suits you.

Intense mattes

The fewer sticks the yerba has, the more the bitter taste of the mate will grow. Therefore, if you see that it has many sticks, you will have to go for another option.


These are usually traditional herbs mixed with other types of herbs such as boldo, linden, chamomile or pennyroyal. In this way, the antioxidant and energizing properties of mate will be reinforced with the properties that herbs give us.


This is the perfect option for those who want to innovate and embrace the cultural symbol that binds the region. In the Uruguayan market you can find various options, such as lemon, orange or grapefruit. 

There are even some who are daring to try forest and tropical fruits.

For tereré

In this case, the grind is coarser. In other words, what you will see are kind of “balls”  in the grass. In addition, the tereré does not have a mountain and is drunk cold. 

Traditional materials

At the beginning of the history of mate, this term used to be used only for poros and porongo. However, over the years it spread to all kinds of containers that can be used with a straw to make the classic infusion.

Basically, the difference is always in the material. In that sense, there are two types that are natural:

-wood mate

-gourd mate

Those that are synthetic or industrially manufactured can be several, but the two most prominent are:



Now that you know where they come from and what they are called, you can go to the Cebala page to buy one.

Other type of mats

And since we are talking a bit about the history of mate, the nobility obliges to mention the “brother” of the gourd: the poro. This also arises from the Quichua culture and language, to refer to a smaller container and usually associated with a pear shape.

You will be able to see that some are smaller than others and in reality the answer arises from the fact that in the cutting process, these mates turn out to be the leftovers when a gourd is being prepared.

The benefits that have been found in relation to pores is the little yerba mate they usually carry and the shape they have, something that provides comfort and ease of transport. As in the rest of the cases, this form is used to adapt different models.

It is clear that these two terms -poros and porongo- refer only to the forms and not to the models, of which there are several according to taste.

Thermos prices and promotions

If you are putting together your mate equipment or just renewing it, one of the most expensive elements will surely be the thermos. However, we assure you that you will be able to get one that suits your needs and is also offered at a suitable price. 

We are going to leave you a series of places where you can buy your thermos or even order it from another country so that it arrives directly to your city.

1- My Store

It is the ideal place, not only because it has an adequate price that comes from the United States, but also because it is reliable, so you save yourself from having to take care that the product actually reaches Uruguay.

On this page you simply do the purchase and coordinate if you want to pick it up or have it delivered to your home. There are two types of brands on the site: Stanley and Thermo.

In Uruguayan pesos, both do not exceed $2,000. It should be noted that with the shipping and the cost of the weight of the product, you will exceed this price, but it will still cost you less than in the local market.

2- Free Market

Here the range of offers is wider, but we prefer to recommend only two: Stanley and Termolar, since they are two highly reliable companies.

In this case, the prices rise a little more but do not exceed $3,000. Also, if you coordinate with the seller to pick up the package, it has no additional cost and can be paid with different payment methods.

3- Plan B

They are one of the official representatives of Stanley in Uruguay, so they only sell this brand. Here the prices rise a little more, but there are some interesting offers that include thermoses.

The classic 1.2-liter thermos costs around $3,000, but in some cases the company sells combos with other types of accessories, such as mates. These don’t go above $4,000, so it’s a good option if you’re looking for your first potting kit.

4- Other lines

Outside of Termolar, Thermos or Stanley there are other lines that are cheaper and can be considered. These are not usually on sale because they are already priced below the market average.

In addition, they are sold in supermarkets or large stores. The amounts do not exceed $1,500. However, it should be noted that the quality is lower than the brands mentioned above, so the durability may also be less than expected.

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