In the conclusion of a study published in the scientific journal Nutrition & Metabolism, it is said that “Yerba Mate increases the effectiveness of exercise for weight loss and athletic performance.”
Weight loss due to the combination of mate consumption and sports practice
First of all, we would like to remind you that weight loss is necessarily conditioned by a balanced diet and sports activity.
Based on this principle, researchers have studied the impact of ingesting mate by combining it with sport.
In a study carried out by the Sports Academy at the University of Sheffield in London in 2014, they investigated the differences between the fat levels of athletes who drank mate and those who did not.
The result of this study is that those who consumed mate burned 24% more fat than the rest.
A second study published in the Nutrients Journal in 2017 analyzes several parameters such as the rate of fat burned, satiety and mood.
In conclusion, they state that:
- Consuming mate before sport burns 2 to 3 times more fat.
- People who have drunk mate have a feeling of fullness.
- Yerba Mate allows you to have a better ability to concentrate and an increased level of energy.
In a latest study, published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise and conducted in 2018, here is what the researchers say in their introduction: “Yerba Mate has been shown to increase fat utilization during exercise in untrained humans, but its effects on well-trained people during exercise are unknown. ” For this reason, they decided to analyze the effects of mate on experienced cyclists.
We can see that the results obtained on seasoned athletes are similar to those of untrained people: Cyclists who consumed Yerba mate burned 23% more fat than the others.