Benefits of drinking mate
Known as the green tea of South America, mate has been one of the most common drinks in this part of the world for the last 100 years. Argentina is the world capital of mate and Argentinians can drink up to 2 litres of this infusion per day, while it is also common in Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil (the areas where mate is native of and some parts of Chile, Lebanon and Syria. The benefits of drinking mate represent a long list that you may not be aware of; let´s explore them:
• Energy boosting and mental stimulation: it contains big doses of caffeine and in the countries mentioned above it is used as a substitute of coffee or tea. Compared to the former the effects occur in a gentle and steady way while secondary effects are absent.
• Rich in vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants (90% more than green tea): especially vitamins A, B, C and E, but also calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, sulphur and zinc.