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Guayakí Yerba Mate - A Powerful Rainforest Experience

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Working Long Hours? Try Yerba Mate Instead of Coffee or Cola
By The Epicurean Esquire
The legal profession is notorious for long hours. Twelve-hour work days are routine at many firms, and staying mentally alert can be a challenge.

While coffee and cola are the energy beverages of choice at most offices, many people experience negative side effects when they drink them. Jitters, upset stomach, sleep disorders, sugar overload and mouth burns are just a few coffee and cola related problems.

If you're looking for a healthy lift, try yerba mate.

Yerba mate is a holly plant grown in South America. The drink, mate, is made from steeping the leaves in hot water, like tea. Yerba mate is slightly less potent than coffee, but much gentler on the stomach. It can be served hot or cold.

Yerba mate delivers a unique trio of stimulants: Caffeine, Theobromine, and Theophylline, the same stimulants found in coffee and chocolate. The drink also contains 24 vitamins and minerals, 15 amino acids, and more antioxidants than green tea.

Several brands of yerba mate are available on the market. The Epicurean Esquire has personally sampled three cold flavors from Guayaki, the current leader in the yerba mate "bevolution."

Pure Mind - pomegranate clarity blend
Pure Passion - passionfruit kundalini blend
Pure Endurance - citrus stamina blend

Pure Passion won our taste test, but all three beverages delivered a serious energy boost sans jitters or sour stomach.

In addition to bringing tasty, powerful rejuvenators to market, Guayaki is a company with environmental and social values. Each mate beverage is certified Kosher, USDA Organic and Rainforest Sustainable. For more information, see www.guayaki.com.

The Epicurean Esquire's next mission is to convince FindLaw's office manager to stock yerba mate in the office fridge.

The Epicurean Esquire samples and reviews all varieties of organic, healthy, environmentally-friendly, and/or green foods and beverages.