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Yerba Mate May Boost Fat Burning Metabolism During Exercise

Yerba mate is a tea-like drink traditionally consumed in South American countries. A recent study suggests that consuming yerba mate before working out may boost fat burning metabolism without affecting performance.

Participants in the study included 14 healthy men and women who drank either 1,000 mg of yerba mate or a placebo and then performed a series of exercises of increasing intensity. 

The researchers found that the yerba mate group had a 24% boost in fatty acid oxidation during light and moderate exercise. They also noted increased energy expenditure as a result of the increased fatty acid oxidation in the yerba mate group.

Increases in fatty acid oxidation and energy expenditure during exercise have been shown to increase fat burning metabolism.

The highest increase in effectiveness was seen at the lower intensity levels of exercise. 

Researchers from Sheffield Hallam University and Qatar University conducted the study. It was published on September 2, 2014, in Nutrition & Metabolism.

Yerba mate is high in the antioxidants known as polyphenols; in fact, analysis has shown that it has more antioxidants than green tea. Previous studies have found links between mate and weight loss, mental health, allergy relief, strengthening the heart muscle, improved immune system and better digestion.


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