The tea drinking tradition is a few thousand years old tradition and that’s not without reason. In China, India, and Japan, this tradition is highly respected and profoundly believed in the beneficial effects of this beverage.
Tea contains antioxidants that reduce the risk of cancer and polyphenols that protect your heart. However, during pregnancy, some teas can be harmful.
In the text below read which are the teas that do not pose any risk during pregnancy, and which are the ones you should avoid.
Black, green, yellow and white tea are teas that contain caffeine inside. Black tea is strongest and has the most caffeine, and then the rest is already written in the order. It is advised that caffeine should be avoided during pregnancy and therefore these teas. However, many studies have shown that one cup per day of one of these teas can not harm a pregnant woman and her baby. Find out why during pregnancy you should avoid caffeine by clicking this LINK.
Raspberry leaf tea is a rich source of calcium and magnesium, but what separates this tea from others is that it prepares the womb for labor and some studies have shown that it reduces the time of labor as well as the risk of postpartum bleeding.
Mint tea relaxes the stomach muscles and calms the gases that often occur during pregnancy. This drink is excellent for nausea, but it is not recommended to consume more than 3 cups daily.
Ginger tea is excellent for nausea, improves circulation, strengthens the immune system and is an excellent antioxidant. This tea, mint tea, can be drunk completely cold in summer days like ice tea. You can also mix these two teas and add some lemon or lime and have a great summer drink that can reduce your nausea and strengthen the immune system.
Chamomile tea works just like mint tea, but it’s great and it’s drunk before bedtime because it has a mild soothing effect.
Nettle tea is rich in vitamins A, C, K, magnesium, iron and potassium, so it’s great for anemia, and if you have problems with the digestive tract.
Drinking tea during pregnancy is still an insufficiently explored topic, and it is not recommended to drink more than 3 cups of tea per day, as well as that you must consult your doctor before consumption.
WHICH Tea should you avoid during pregnancy
While pregnant, it is recommended to avoid teas like black and green because they contain caffeine, as well as sage tea and hibiscus tea as they may have a bad effect on pregnancy.