Yerba mate & health. Will the infusion help with a cold?
The winter season is finally over, but we are still waiting for the true spring weather to come. In the face of dynamically changing conditions, it is easy to catch a cold. Will drinking yerba mate help us fight it? We analyze it in the latest blog entry.
Yerba mate. Health & immunity!
The beneficial properties of yerba mate are indisputable and scientifically proven fact. As you know, the infusion contains vitamins B, C and E and minerals, including magnesium, calcium, silicon, iron, potassium, zinc and phosphorus . These help neutralize inflammation and strengthen the immune system . Moreover, yerba mate is a great source of antioxidants . They are responsible for combating the so-called radicals, free electron atoms that accelerate cell aging and pose the risk of serious infections and immunodeficiency. You can read more about them in one of the previous entries on our blog . To sum up, yerba mate consumed regularly is not only an excellent source of natural caffeine, but also an infusion with a positive effect on health and well-being.
Yerba mate during colds. How does it work?
In the previous paragraph, we focused on the benefits of regular consumption of yerba mate. But what if we've already caught a cold? Can we treat the infusion as an ad hoc way to fight the disease? We would like to point out right away that under no circumstances should it replace medications prescribed by a doctor! However, if we follow a few important recommendations (more on that in a moment) and choose the right composition, yerba mate may turn out to be a perfect companion of our sickness. As you know, many brands offer products with the addition of herbs and other natural goods valuable for health. It is them that you should be interested in in particular. How about the warming Yaguar Winter Prune , a combination of yerba mate with ginger, pieces of fruit and cinnamon ? Soul Mate Menta Limón will also be a great choice. As much as 7% of the composition is lemongrass rich in vitamin C used traditionally in the fight against cough and inflammation. In addition, it is worth paying attention to mate tea with ingredients such as mint, chamomile or anise . Instead of looking for specific products, we can also enrich the infusion with healthy ingredients on our own. In our store you will find a wide range of products from the Vivarini brand specializing in exotic and native herbs and dried fruit.
Drink confidently, but remember there are a few contraindications.
There are, however, possible negative effects of drinking yerba mate during a cold. Like any caffeine-rich infusion, mate increases blood pressure, so we shouldn't drink it in case of a fever. In addition, it has a diuretic effect, so you should remember to replenish fluids to prevent dehydration. Finally, like other hot drinks, it can irritate your throat. It's best to wait a while before taking the first sip. If we keep these points in mind, Mate could be a great recovery companion!