Caffeine – The beneficial and most importantly legal performance enhancing drug
Caffeine is a psychoactive drug or better referred too as a stimulant and is found in more beverages than coffee alone.
With an impressive nutrient profile alongside its benefits, mental stimulation and energy boosting Tarian Pantry stocks a product that is a must in any athlete’s pantry.
Yerba Mate tea is said to offer the ‘strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea, and the euphoria of chocolate’ (1) ‘the drink of the gods’ Yerba Mate has many benefits with few side effects.
What is Yerba Mate?
A traditional drink made from the dried leaves of an evergreen holly, Ilex paraguarinsis, a native plant of South America found in the wild but also cultivated to keep up with its popularity.
How does it taste?
An acquired grassy taste likened to green tea and for some may take some getting use too but the benefits outweigh the taste. Yerba Mate contains more caffeine than tea but less than coffee providing an energy boost describes as ‘gentle, clean and calm’.
The benefits of Yerba Mate (without the jitters caused by coffee) are:
- Increases energy
- Enhances mental clarity
- Enhances memory and mood
- More motivated and productive
Loaded with nutrients, this tea is quite the powerhouse:
- Vitamin A, C, B1, B2, B3 and B5, E
Why athletes should drink it
There are numerous uses for Yerba Mate but we list our key few:
- Use as a stimulant
- Overall tonic and digestive aid
- Part of a weight loss regime
- General tonic for fatigue and depression
- Boost immune system
How to consume
Yerba Mate is perfect drunk as a warming and comforting tea however served chilled, you can use this iced tea as your endurance or workout fuel.
Pimp up your hydration
To pimp up your workout hydration: add chia seeds, lemon or lime zest and juice along with some glucose for sustained energy.
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