2. Yerba Mate Benefits
Everyone who has tried yerba mate knows the effects and some of the benefits of drinking this herbal tea. The immediate benefits of drinking it include increased energy, focus, and concentration.
Some types of yerba mate (for example Selecta Energy with Guarana) provide more short-term energy, while other kinds (for example Traditional Yerba Mate – from Canarias) drastically increase your focus and alertness.
Yerba Mate Increases Our Focus and Mental Alertness
Yerba mate is known for increasing our focus, energy and mental alertness. Compared to coffee, it provides a much longer and milder effect of increased energy and wakefulness. 
While coffee usually kicks in immediately after drinking, the effects from drinking yerba mate come subtly and can last for hours.
After drinking several different types of yerba mate for months to understand the effects and benefits, I can definitely confirm Yerba Mate is one of my favorite natural energy boosters on the market.
Yerba mate improves our digestion & can help us lose weight 
One thing is sure – when you drink yerba mate, your digestion is much faster than usual.
Besides, speaking from my experience, it decreases your appetite (If I drink the tea in the morning before breakfast, I might as well skip my breakfast – how cool is that?)
While some say that yerba mate could potentially treat diarrhea, I experienced that if you put too much of it in the gourd (in which case the taste becomes bitter and stronger), it could actually be the main reason for diarrhea.
Don’t ask why I know this! 🙂 But don’t worry, that almost never happens.
In addition to the mentioned benefits, it is believed that drinking yerba mate improves digestion and consequently repairs damaged gastrointestinal tissues.
Yerba mate limits our depression 
Lots of people drink yerba mate to treat depression.
I personally have never had any issues with depression, but I noticed a rather funny fact while drinking the tea for several months.
If I am under stress (which happens occasionally), drinking some types of yerba mate bring me into a very relaxed state of mind.
On the other hand, my focus usually increases so I can actually face the stressful situation.
Doesn’t that sound like a win-win situation?
Yerba mate provides a moderate energy boost
Many people around the world consume coffee to increase their energy. While caffeine is the world’s most widely used psychoactive drug  and definitely provides a strong energy boost, the effects of drinking yerba mate last longer, come subtly and provide a calmer boost of energy.
I know many people (including myself) who usually get an overly strong kick after drinking a cup of hot coffee.
While the effects of drinking coffee can be moderate, they only last for 30 minutes to a maximum of one hour.
Besides, if you really want to do creative work (for example writing a blog), drinking coffee is (at least for most people) an absolute no-go.
On the other hand, drinking yerba mate provides the benefits that most of us need – a long-lasting smooth effect of a relaxed and fully focused state.
If you want to do creative work and not be overwhelmed or hyperactive, yerba mate is right for you.
Just don’t drink it too often.
Yerba mate benefits
Yerba mate is the source of several vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants
Can you imagine drinking something that increases your energy and is actually healthy?
Yerba mate tea combines both.
It contains vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, B5 and B Complex. In addition, it also contains a lot of minerals (Calcium, Manganese, Iron, Selenium, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc) and Theophylline, theobromine, and caffeine.
So, yerba mate is not only a great natural energy booster but also a healthy alternative to coffee.
So, those are the main Yerba mate benefits.
Let’s find out how you can prepare Yerba Mate at home.