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Yerba Mate Tea is an herb that has been made into an infusion for centuries.  It has incredible healing and weight loss properties that strengthen and tone the body.  We have organic yerba mate flavors, yerba mate sets, mate straws or bombillas and yerba mate gourds.  These are great gifts.

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Can Yerba Mate Tea Improve the Look of Your Skin?

Melissa Cassell

Age Spots

Did you know that there is an enzyme that is linked to age spots and sun spots? Yerba Mate Tea works on that enzyme and lessens its effect. So, when you drink yerba mate, you might see less aging and discoloration.

Puffiness

Because yerba mate is a powerful antioxidant, it reduces puffiness in the skin.

Wrinkles and Fine Lines

The antioxidant effect also works on lines on the face, the classic sign of aging.

UV Damage

The Vitamin C in the yerba helps supports the skins effort to protect itself from UV damage.

Redness and Ruddiness

The Tumeric in our DETOX blend helps the skin immensely. It helps reduce the redness caused by inflammation.

In addition to the yerba, good skin comes from whole real foods that nourish and encourage moisture in the skin. You will also want to drink water throughout the day (not flavored water!) starting with warm lemon water in the morning.  It is true that good skin starts from the inside. To find out more about our blends, or if you are ready to order, go to our site.

What are the healing properties of cinnamon?

Melissa Cassell

Cinnamon has been called a “super spice,” that is because of its incredible health benefits. Cinnamon has been scientifically studied for decades and proven to be quite powerful. Anyone with diabetes or pre-diabetes should be taking cinnamon daily. It has been shown to help prevent diabetes because it naturally lowers blood sugar levels. It is also believed to help the body be more effective at using insulin which is the hormone vital to balancing blood sugar levels.

Cinnamon has other healing properties too. It is an antioxidant, helps in cancer prevention, lipid fat lowering, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and supports healthy heart health, among other things!  

Currently, it is being studied to see its effect on the brain. Cinnamon is believed by many to help people with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer's. Exciting right?  

A great way to have cinnamon daily is in our organic yerba mate blend. “Detox” “Iced” and “Skinny” are chock full of cinnamon and are delicious to boot! Have it iced or hot, these tea blends will help you get your daily dose of cinnamon! A tu vida sana!

Can Yerba Mate Increase your Energy?

Melissa Cassell

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Are you in need of more energy?  Do you feel like you’re dragging a lot?  Are you using coffee and energy drinks more than you think you should?  If so, beware!  Overuse of these drinks put a huge tax on the system and you will have a huge payment to pay in the end.  Too much sugar and the wrong caffeine deplete the adrenals leaving you more exhausted than you were before.  Over time, other functions will lose steam also.

If you are needing more energy, of course the best thing to do is figure out why.  Work on adding in naps, and schedule more downtime.  In this day and age of cell phones and instant news and refined foods and pesticides.... there is a ton of stress on the system.  Is it too much stress?  This is more than we have had in the past.  It is super easy to be running on an empty tank.  Sometimes it might feel like you are being dragged through life by your hair.  So, first, you want to figure out what the external factors are and do your best to mitigate them.  

The natural thing to do when needed more energy is to reach for a stimulant.  Sugar is a stimulant, so are potato chips.  More commonly, people reach for caffeine like an energy shot or coffee.  These products will lift you and give you a boost of energy, but quickly drop you.  You will feel great for a time and then, when the fall comes, you will feel worse then when you had the thing in the first place.  These items rob you of future energy.  In the end, you are sacrificing health and vitality for a momentary boost.  Meanwhile, Yerba mate has been there along.  And, while some shy away, due to the fear of too much caffeine, here is how things shake down for an 8 oz serving….
Coffee 85 mg
Red Bull 80mg
Soda 26.4mg
Green Tea 20-49mg
Yerba Mate has 78mg per 8 oz.  

So, most likely, what you are doing, has way more caffeine and not of the nutritional benefits.  Yerba Mate is an adaptogenic herb so it will not destroy your adrenals while giving you energy.  There are other benefits too, such as brain stimulation which is one of the main reasons people reach for caffeine in the first place.  So, the idea is to work on “giving your body more,” rather then taking from it!

Make sense?

Actions to take to increase energy.
-Take in whole, real natural foods.
-Stop overdoing caffeine.
-Reduce any refined food product.
-See where you can add in breaks.
-Make a list of things that “don’t serve you,” and work on releasing as many as possible.
-Eat more produce and greens
-Drink 2 cups of yerba mate tea in the morning and then again in the afternoon for a natural “lift,” and nutritional support.