When you are expecting, you know that you need to be aware of foods and stuff which are not good in pregnancy. For example coffee is considered unsafe because of the amount of caffeine in it, but what about tea? Is it safe to drink tea during pregnancy?
Tea is an approved beverage but not all the teas are same and some are as strong as coffee. It is highly recommended by health experts that 200mg of caffeine is more than enough for a day’s consumption.
If the amount of your caffeine intake is more than 200mg, the risk for your pregnancy also increases; leading to miscarriage, premature delivery or baby born with lower birth weight, fast heart rates, and increased breathing rates.
So, it is advisable to consume teas which are safe and healthy, like TISANES (another name for herbal tea). Herbal teas are made by soaking leaves, berries, roots, bark, flowers, and seeds of different plants which provide medicinal benefits.
While some teas are very beneficial for expecting mothers, some are better to avoid.
Safe Tea List:
Below is the list of teas which are considered safe to drink during pregnancy:
Ginger Tea: Herbal tea is perfectly fine for pregnant women as it can cure nausea, vomiting, and cramping which happen in early pregnancy. It is well-known to relieve pregnant women from morning sickness. Peppermint tea also has the same benefits as this one.
Point to Remember: Just don’t over-do it.
Red raspberry leaf tea: This tea is rich in iron, alleviates nausea, and helps in toning uterus and keeping it healthy, and ease labor pains.
Point to Remember: Consume it in the third trimester to help with labor.
Rooibos tea: One of the best herbal teas which does not contain caffeine. It is rich in zinc, iron, calcium, magnesium, and antioxidants.
Benefits: Detoxifies body, helps in easing acid reflux and improves digestion, helps fighting allergies, infections.
Dandelion tea: Dandelion leaf tea is rich in potassium and known to have an effective diuretic effect and eases fluid retention.
Point to Remember: Add Dandelion tea to peppermint tea as it is bitter in taste.
Benefits of Drinking Safe Pregnancy Teas: Teas which are made using herbs have medicinal properties and are wise selections over the caffeinated ones as they:
- Ease morning sickness, nausea, diarrhea.
- Strengthen the uterus for labor.
- Offer necessary nutrients.
- Lower anxiety levels.