Most of you will know that I’m half Brazilian, South of Brazil from a Region Called “Rio Grande do Sul”. The people born in Rio Grande do Sul are called “Gauchos” which translated means Cowboy or Ranchers, this was years and years ago now it only means the person that lives in Rio Grande do Sul.
Rio Grande do Sul is well known from the meat (churrasco), for drinking Chimarrao (Yerba Mate) and for it’s vast Pampas.
The Chimarrao is put in a Cuia which is made from a plant called Gourd and it’s drunk utilising a Bomba see the picture below.
Mine, as you can see, is made of glass and I bought on Amazon and is pretty cool does its job… On Amazon, you can find it as “Yerba Mate Starter Kit Glass”.
I also buy the Yerba Mate on Amazon too it’s called “Barao de Cotejo”, it’s very good.
But here we go with the information about the benefits that drinking Yerba Mate brings to your health.
It contains Vitamin B and C, Polyphenol Antioxidants its a lot higher in Antioxidants than green tea, exactly 90% more.
Enhances your ability to focus so the best is to drink it in the morning replacing your coffee and, Yerba Mate contains caffeine, it increases mental energy, clarity and focus and it doesn’t cause any side effects.
Enhances Physical Endurance, the nutrients affect your metabolism to make your body use Carbohydrates more efficiently, so you will get more energy from the food you eat.
Aids digestion by stimulating increased production of bile and other gastric acids, It helps keep your colon clean and helps reduce the stomach bacteria that can contribute to bad breath.
Helps you control your weight, Yerba Mate has stimulant qualities to help you feel full sooner, and it slows your digestion so that your stomach stays full longer.
Supports Cardiovascular Health, the antioxidants and amino acids help fat and cholesterol move through bloodstream so that they don’t accumulate on artery walls. It prevents arteriosclerosis and prevents blood clots that may cause heart attack and stroke.
Yerba Mate brings a lot more benefits to your health, let me know if you have tried it or if you will try it for the first time let me know if you liked it.
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