Green Mate: A Mood Elixir
Green mate leaf perks you up, soothes your spirit, sharpens your wits and balances your mood. It also nourishes your immune system, and, if all that is not enough, actually tastes delicious!
South Americans call this the "drink of the gods", and have used green mate for hundreds of years to combat fatigue, stimulate the mind, boost immunity, detoxify the body, normalize blood pressure, tone the nervous system, control the appetite, restore youthful hair color, retard aging and cure insomnia.
Modern folk use also extends to metabolizing fat for weight loss, balancing sleep patterns and increasing libido.
It is recommended to always enjoy green mate in moderation.
Green Mate Warnings
Do not use if allergic to artichoke, pregnant, lactating, under the age of 18, or if using any medication.
Individuals with gall bladder or bile duct blockages should not use green mate extract.
What is Yerba Mate?
Yerba Mate is a holly tree native to the rainforests of South America. Its leaves are brewed into a vital green beverage: mate (say mah-tay). Mate is the national drink of Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. People from all walks of life have enjoyed its beneficial properties for centuries. A natural energy and fitness tea that:
- Raises metabolism.
- Regulates the appetite.
- Aids digestion.
- Supports an active lifestyle.
- Provides antioxidants, minerals, amino acids and B vitamins.
Coffee drinkers tend to prefer their yerba mate straight, blended with sugar/honey or made into a latte. Tea drinkers often like yerba mate blends. In parts of South America, yerba mate is blended with mint, citrus, gin and/or other ingredients.
See also: Yerba Mate as an Herb
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