Yerba mate is a species of the holly genus, used to make the beverage known as
mate in both Spanish and Portuguese. It is traditionally consumed in central and
southern regions of South America, primarily in Paraguay, as well as in
Argentina, Uruguay, southern and central-western Brazil, the Chaco region of
Bolivia and southern Chile. Yerba mate can also be found in various energy
drinks on the market today.
Yerba mate has been claimed to have various effects on human health and these
effects have been attributed to the high quantity of polyphenols found in mate
tea. Research has found that yerba mate may improve allergy symptoms and reduce
the risk of diabetes mellitus and high blood sugar in mice.
Mate also contains compounds that act as an appetite suppressant and possible
weight loss tool, increases mental energy and focus, improves mood, and promotes
deeper sleep; however, sleep may only be affected in people who are sensitive to
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