It's finals week and I've been studying 24/7. I don't really drink coffee or energy drinks because first I don't like the taste and second I am scared of the effects it may have on me. But a few days I ago I was studying like crazy and I was running out of energy. My friend recommended Yerba Mate. At first, I was a little hesitant. What if I don't like it? What if it's not healthy? What if something happens to me if I try it? Nonetheless, I risked my life so I could have a little more energy.
After doing some research, I've learned that it can relieve fatigue, promote weight loss, ease depression, and help treat headaches and various other conditions. When I tried it, I did feel more awake and was less stressed. I didn't have a headache at the time. But I do agree that this drink gives you energy. And it had a good taste as well. There are a lot of different flavors. I tried the mint flavor and it sure was minty.
However, I also learned that people who drink large amounts of Yerba Mate over prolonged periods may be at increased risk of some types of cancer. This drink contains polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which are known to be carcinogenic. Obviously, Yerba Mate is healthy but it can't be 100% healthy.
The drink was good and it does help with fatigue. It tastes good and it's healthy. Sometimes when something is healthy it does not taste good. Sometimes it tastes bitter or just plain weird. However, it's not. Also, yerba mate is an organic, non-GMO, and fair trade drink. It's an ethically sound company. Still, this is an energy drink and people should drink with moderation for their safety.