What are the benefits of yerba mate teA?


Yerba mate tea offers several potential benefits, particularly through its impact on glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). Notable advantages include:

  • Stimulation of GLP-1 release: GLP-1 is associated with the mobilization of body fat stores and lipolysis, which means it can aid in burning body fat. Some clinical trials and prescription drugs that mimic GLP-1 have been used to treat certain types of diabetes and obesity successfully 1.

  • High in antioxidants: Yerba mate is rich in antioxidants, which contribute to overall health 2.

  • Regulating blood sugar: Drinking yerba mate can help manage blood sugar levels, making it beneficial for those monitoring their glucose intake 3.

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  • Appetite suppression: GLP-1 elevation from yerba mate can increase satiety, which might help with weight management through controlled eating 4.

  • Increased thermogenesis: Consuming yerba mate could convert white fat cells into brown and beige fat cells, raising the basal metabolic rate and promoting a more thermogenic state in the body 4.

  • Neuroprotective properties: Some studies suggest yerba mate could preserve the survival of dopamine neurons in both the movement-related and motivation pathways, which could offer neuroprotective benefits 2.

  • Nutrient content: Yerba mate contains beneficial electrolytes needed for the nervous system's effective functioning 5.

  • Impact on brain and energy levels: The caffeine content in yerba mate can increase dopamine receptors, enhancing the motivation and drive, alongside general wakefulness and alertness, although it is advised to manage intake time to not disrupt sleep 6.

Please consult with a healthcare provider before making any significant changes to your dietary habits to ensure that it aligns with your individual health needs.