Yerba Mate from 8 Healthy Alternatives to Energy Drinks (Slideshow)

8 Healthy Alternatives to Energy Drinks (Slideshow)

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Yerba Mate

Yerba mate is a South American plant with leaves that are commonly dried and made into tea called mate (pronounced MAH-tay). A cup of this rich-tasting tea has 85 grams of caffeine, almost the same as coffee — but unlike coffee, mate is also a great source of antioxidants that may help prevent disease.