Yerba Mate is a very traditional drink in the lower part of South America. It is very common to consume throughout the day, as it is energetic, satiating and also helps to inhibit appetite. That is why it can get to give good results, accompanying to lose weight. Nowadays it is quite simple to get practically anywhere in the world. You just have to try it. But before, know more about their properties.
These are the main principal of yerba mate for slimming:
Satiating and appetite suppressant: It is special for those who want to “cheat” the stomach between meals or from breakfast. Drinking yerba mate helps not to be so hungry, thus inhibiting the appetite a little.
Diuretics: It activates the elimination of liquids through the urine.
Energetic: It has mateina, similar to caffeine, which is why it helps and keeps you awake and energized.
Good against constipation: In those countries where they consume yerba mate often, it is used in the morning, in the breakfast, to promote the intestinal movement from first hour of the day.
How is it consumed ?: You can take it in sachets or in the form of cooked mate, as if it were an infusion. Or prepare the traditional mate, as it is drunk in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and much of the American South.
Contraindications: It is not completely suitable for people with sensitive stomachs and contains stimulants similar to caffeine, which is why it is not advisable for hypertensive patients.