Yerba Mate superior to Coffee for daily go-juice

Okay, so most of us really enjoy coffee, at least occasionally. But I’m talking daily habits here.


– The average cup contains 120-150 mg caffeine as the only xanthine alkaloid, a ‘hard caffeine’ effect.
– Is strongly acid (pH 5.5) and lowers blood pH the more you drink.
– Is strongly diuretic and flushes out important nutrition (Vitamins C and B-complex, minerals).
– Contains no antioxidants after roasting.
– One cup promotes stimulation that lasts 3-6 hours, but doesn’t necessarily promote health for everyone.

Yerba Mate:

– The average cup contains 30-60 mg caffeine and 3-7 mg theobromine for a more balanced effect.
– Has about the same pH as coffee.
– Is diuretic, but less so than coffee, and replaces much of the lost nutrition (B-vitamins, potassium, magnesium, zinc).
– Contains an average of 5x greater antioxidant power than green tea.
– One cup provides stimulation and increased metabolism that can last all day for some, but averages at least 5-7 hours in my experience.

Brew Yerba Mate at only 170F max — never with boiling water! Boiling water degrades the antioxidants rapidly.

Yerba Mate


About Kannon McAfee

Poet, healer, professional astrologer. I'm dedicated to advancing the science and art of astrology. My specialty is birth chart interpretation and rectification (for those with questionable charts or missing birth times). My focus is on helping people meet their purpose in life while understanding their options within that.
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