Yerba Mate' is a traditional South American drink that has the strength of coffee, and health benefits of tea. Yerba mate is an antioxidant powerhouse that contains many beneficial plant nutrients, especially amino acids which it contains 7 out of the 9. Due to the caffeine content, yerba mate can help increase your energy levels and boost your mental focus. In fact, those who regularly consume yerba mate can tell you that it enhances their alertness like coffee, but without the jittery side effects. Yerba Mate' is also a good post workout drink because of its moderate amount of caffeine. A higher reliance on fat for fuel during exercise spares your carb reserves for critical high-intensity moments, such as cycling up a hill or sprinting towards the finish line. This could translate into better physical performance. Studies have shown that Yerba mate may reduce appetite, boost metabolism, and increase the amount of fat burned for fuel. This could help you lose weight. Other benefits of Yerba Mate' include memory loss, anti-inflammatory, lowers blood pressure, lowers cholesterol, irregular heartbeat, and fatigue.