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What is Yerba Mate?

Mate (pronounced ma-teh) is a caffeinated drink made of leaves and stems of Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguariensis) and usually, hot water. It has been consumed in South America for centuries, and today it is still highly popular in countries such as Argentina, parts of Chile, South of Brazil (where mate is known as chimarrão), Paraguay and Uruguay.

Mate cups come in all shape, sizes, and materials: from bone to silicone, wood to ceramic, glass, metal and gourd.
Mate is a versatile drink and there many ways of preparing it, depending on the type of yerba mate and liquid you use.
The health benefits depend on the type of yerba, but overall, scientific research has proven that it helps stimulate mental activity, reducing tiredness. It also helps reduce weight and fat. This is due to its diuretic properties and because it increases energy expenditure during exercise.

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