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Myths about having green tea during pregnancy

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Can I Drink Green Tea During Pregnancy?:

Pregnancy is a difficult period which needs a lot of care and diet precautions you can’t just have anything and irrespective of your previous diet you should reduce green tea during pregnancy you have to add healthy food in your diet. fluids play an important role in the formation of the placenta and amniotic fluid that’s why pregnant should drink more water than the non-pregnant women  it is recommended that pregnant women should drink at least 12 glass of water daily to keep hydrated
caffeine should be avoided as it can cause frequent urination which then leads to dehydration resulting in low amniotic fluid resulting in premature labour certain drinks like alcohol is strictly prohibited during pregnancy along with that caffeine is also prohibited but you can have a cup or two of green tea as it has low amount of caffeine in it or you can try decaf tea as well.
Green tea is very healthy drink and there is no research suggesting that you should stop drinking green tea when pregnant what you can do is try to reduce the level of caffeine as much as you can but green tea contains less amount of caffeine as compared to black tea so its better to avoid black tea than green tea.

Can Green Tea Cause Miscarriage:

Although there is no concrete evidence suggesting that green tea can cause miscarriage The only issue green tea have is it prevents you from absorbing folic acid which is very important nutrient especially in the first trimester due to which it may cause neural tube defects in baby but it only happens if you are consuming a large amount of tea. but if its moderate level and you are taking it before conceiving then it won’t affect you that much and there is no evidence of miscarriage due to green tea.

Decaf Green Tea During Pregnancy:

As we discussed earlier that there is no harm of having a cup or two of green tea during pregnancy but it makes you feel nervous or you start to experience problem with your sleep then you should stop having green tea for rest of your pregnancy or change it to decaf one.
The only reason to have decaf tea is to fulfil your desire for tea without taking too much caffeine as you know a regular cup of tea has around 40 to 50 mg of caffeine while the decaf tea is having only around 0.4 mg. we are concerned with caffeine as it has huge consequences during pregnancy as it crosses the placenta which means it going to affect the baby who is unable to metabolise its effect.
If you are having decaf tea you must consult with your doctor to add some other beverages in your diet to get more nutrition like milk is good to fulfil the needs of Vitamin D and calcium which is very important for the bones of your baby. other than this you can also use fresh juices and water to keep your body hydrated.

Rooibos Tea In Pregnancy:

Rooibos tea is one of the best safe teas in pregnancy because it’s loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. But because so few studies have been done, it’s difficult to know how much it’s good for you.
Rooibos is originated in southern Africa and it only 30 years old unlike green tea it is not actually a tea but is a reddish-brown herbal infusion which is commonly referred to as African tea and is very popular in African people and they used it on a regular basis. The best part about rooibos tea is that it is caffeine-free so it is very good to use in pregnancy

Red Raspberry Leaf Tea Safe for Pregnancy:

Red raspberry leaf tea is most recommended tea during pregnancy due to its uterine stimulating qualities it helps to tone and strengthen the uterine muscle it contains magnesium potassium along with vitamin B and iron its good in taste and can be in menstrual cramps as well as any other stomach issues due to uterine stimulating qualities it is recommended to be used in second and third trimester and to be avoided in the first trimester.

Conclusion:

Green tea has a lot of health benefits and it is equally beneficial in pregnancy as well the only thing to remember is that it contains caffeine even if its a small proportion but it can have negative impact of baby so its better to avoid having green tea in large quantity only a cup or two is sufficient and won’t affect if used in smaller proportion.

Arthur Warner

Hi, my name is Arthur Warner and i am a biologist and have keep interest in food and nutrition and here in this blog, I will try to cover all the information I have regarding green tea and you can also help me in this regard. Feel free to contact me and ask any questions, comments, and suggestions

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