Coffee, tea and why not Maté? This plant from South America is enjoyed as an infusion, like tea, and has more and more fans. Grown in India and rich in caffeine and polyphenols, maté offers many health benefits. Indeed, it is traditionally used against headaches, nervous breakdown and rheumatic pain. Its concentration in caffeine makes the maté effective in fighting physical and mental fatigue, improving alertness, and increasing cognitive performance. Like tea leaves, maté leaves are rich in protective antioxidants, especially for our cardiovascular system. Finally, this drink can be a valuable hydration aid for those who do not like the taste of water too much.