Thursday, July 29th 2004

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Yerba Mate's Role In Healthy Weight Loss

Ilex paragauriensis, also known a Yerba Mate' can really aid you in losing pounds faster. Yerba Mate' is typically served as a tea made from the leaves of this plant. Yerba Mate' thrives in a rainforest environment, and has been used in South America for many, many years.

Yerba Mate can be found in many health food stores in the United States or from This tea acts like a stimulant, helping to boost thermo genesis. The chemical responsible for this "fat burning" affect is known as mateine. This chemical is a close relative of another well known stimulant, caffeine. It also contains small quantities of theophylline and theobromine which help the thermogenic process.

Mateine seems to have the same stimulatory affects as caffeine without the side effects that caffeine has in some people.

Yerba Mate' also contains antioxidants that help fight free radicals in the body. It is also claimed that this herb can help improve mental clarity, digestion, and helps to sustain your physical energy levels.

Loose Yerba Mate tea can be brewed hot or cold. If you are brewing it hot, you must be sure that you never boil it, as this reduces the thermogenic properties of this plant.

To add extra flavor to this tea, you can use stevia or mint. Is is especially good with Steviva Brand loose tea cut stevia leaves or a sprinkle of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder..

To enhance your weight loss, it is suggested that you drink a cup of tea, hot or cold, a half an hour prior to meals. The stimulant affect of this tea helps to reduce your appetite, and causes you to want to eat less.

Adding this tea to your regime of exercise and healthy eating can help you lose weight without having to take prescribed medication.

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Low Carb Sugar Free Luscious Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting
Makes approximately 8 servings


4 eggs
1/2 cup Steviva Blend or equivalent
1 cup almonds, coarsely shopped
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons almond flour
1 tablespoon baking soda
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

Separate egg whites from yolks. In a blender, blend the whites and Steviva Blend or equivalent. Continuing blending, add the ingredients in this order: nuts, vanilla, flour, soda, yolks, and cocoa, blend for 2 minutes more. Bake at 350-degrees for 20 minutes.

Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting Recipe

1/4 cup dry any-style cocoa (for light flavor)
or 1/2 cup (for medium flavor)
or 3/4 cup (for dark flavor)
16 ounces Steviva Blend or equivalent powdered (put in blender or food processor of 3 minutes on high then sift)
6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
4 to 5 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In small bowl, stir together desired amount of cocoa and powdered Steviva Blend or equivalent.

In small mixer bowl, beat butter with 1/2 cup of cocoa mixture; blend well. Add remaining cocoa mixture with water, beating to spreading consistency. Blend in vanilla extract.

Carbohydrates per Serving (0ne Cookie) : 4.24 - Carbohydrates per Serving minus Fiber: 4.01

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