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How Can Drinking Yerba Mate Tea Help You Look Your Best?

By Alyssa Martinez @ItsMariaAlyssa

Yerba mate tea has been the most popular drink in South America for a long time now. But in the last few years, its popularity has grown, thanks to the numerous health benefits it provide. More and more products including yerba mate tea are being brought to distribution, but the best way to benefit from its values is still by drinking it. Here is how it can help your body look its best.

The Yerba Mate Tea: An Antioxidant Powerhouse

We all know how important the appearance of our skin is. It is the first thing people notice the condition of the hair. Yerba mate tea can help in both cases. Inside the leaves, used to make the tea, we find caffeoyl derivatives and polyphenols, both great antioxidants which promote health inside the body, protecting it from many diseases.

One of the things antioxidants do is protect the skin by reducing and counteracting free radical production that can assault your skin. They can damage healthy skin cells and create oxidative stress. The Antioxidants found in the yerba mate tea protect your skin from them, helping to reduce pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles.

As for the condition of the hair, it also has to do with the quality of the skin. However, in this case, it is not the antioxidant factor which is at play. Tests have shown that it is possible yerba mate tea protects against certain infections. One of them is the growth of the fungus Malassezia furfur. This is what creates scaly skin and other skin rashes. It is also the source of dandruff in the hair, which can leave a bad impression if not treated.

Losing Weight

Yes, losing weight (or at least maintaining it), is also one of the most important ways to make you look good. Yerba mate tea acts in different manners on the body, to help you reduce fat. First, it helps you feel satiated while it increases your metabolism. These two actions together usually result in a loss of weight.

A study showed that by adding yerba mate to your diet, you can reduce the belly fat, which is one of the hardest things to do when you go on a diet. Some of the participants, who were all overweight, were given a dose of yerba mate while others did not receive any. The ones that used the natural dietary supplement saw a reduction of their global weight but also of their waist-to-hip ratio, which is how we can calculate the loss of belly fat. The others gained weight. There is no doubt: Yerba mate tea can help you look your best. Try it!

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