Can pregnant women drink black tea?

Every woman knows that during pregnancy you need to carefully monitor your diet and reconsider many habits, because various substances that are safe for the adult body can have a negative effect on the developing fetus. How to be with your beloved and so necessary daily refreshing drinks? Is it possible for women in the position to drink caffeinated drinks, and how black tea affects the body during pregnancy - read on.

Can pregnant women drink black tea

Useful or harmful composition?

A lot is known about the beneficial and controversial properties of black tea. That is why often pregnant women wonder if they can drink it? The most dangerous substances in tea, especially during pregnancy, are caffeine and tannin. Excessive consumption of this drink can really have a negative effect on the body:

  1. Tea excites the nervous system, can disturb sleep, lead to mood swings.
  2. Sometimes it provokes arrhythmia and high blood pressure.
  3. The drink affects the functioning of the kidneys, exerting a diuretic effect, which can cause some discomfort to pregnant women, especially in the later stages, when the fetus presses the bladder anyway.
  4. Caffeine and tannin interfere with the absorption of iron, which can lead to anemia.
  5. Also, tannin irritates the gastrointestinal mucosa, causing heartburn.
  6. Excess fluoride in tea can harm the tooth enamel and skeleton of the child.

But, besides this, tea also has useful properties that will be valuable during pregnancy, if not exceed the norm of use. So, the drink:

  1. It has an antioxidant effect, removing harmful substances from the body and protecting against the action of free radicals.
  2. It removes excess fluid from the body, preventing the formation of edema.
  3. Invigorates, helps to cope with drowsiness and nausea.
  4. Relieves headache, tones muscles, helps eliminate weakness.
  5. Improves blood circulation and helps with low blood pressure.
  6. Supports the body in the fight against acute respiratory infections.

Tea will be especially useful with the addition of natural honey, dried herbs, zest of citrus fruits, berry preparations and essential oils. Of course, a woman should not be allergic to these components.

Black tea for pregnant skin

During pregnancy, women often encounter skin problems: rashes, age spots, peeling, and more. Some of them can effectively eliminate black tea in the form of lotion and compresses.

For example, lotions of strong black tea (without sugar) for 10-15 minutes will help relieve irritation on the skin, accelerate healing and eliminate dark circles in the eye area. And regular rubbing of the skin as a tonic will make the skin firmer and softer, give freshness, help accelerate cell regeneration and heal peeling or rashes.

Black tea provides excellent protection from the sun. Regular treatment of the skin with tea leaves a barrier to the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation and contributes to the safe use of sun baths that are beneficial for the child.

Thanks to theophylline contained in the drink, essential oils, tannins and other substances, tea normalizes metabolism, which is important for the body of a pregnant woman, and also protects from the negative effects of the environment.

How to drink black tea during pregnancy

The key to drinking black tea even during pregnancy is the right dosage. So that the drink does not aggravate the course of pregnancy, it should be used carefully:

How to drink black tea during pregnancy

  1. Brew the drink weak.
  2. Drink no more than 2 cups per day.
  3. Choose soft varieties - without acid and astringency.
  4. Monitor the quality of raw materials.
  5. Periodically replace an invigorating drink with relaxing ones - mint, chamomile and other herbal teas.

Be sure to pay attention to how fresh dry tea you buy. To do this, you need to not only check the production date on the package, but also evaluate the external characteristics of the tea. Therefore, it is best to choose loose bulk tea in specialized stores. Freshly picked and quality processed tea, which is properly stored, has the following characteristics:

  1. All gulls are homogeneous - of the same shape, without impurities, twigs and dust.
  2. The color of dry tea is black. Low-grade varieties have a brown color, and a spoiled product is gray.
  3. Fresh dry tea exudes a pleasant noble aroma. Tea should not smell of mold or contain foreign odors.

Pregnant women should pay attention to the "golden" tea - these are soft varieties of black tea that give a pleasant amber-brewed tea. If you like tart tea, choose your favorite variety, but try to brew it lightly.

Rules for brewing black tea

It is customary to brew black tea with boiling water and infuse for 3-5 minutes. They use raw materials once, tea gives its beneficial substances to water and does not re-infuse again. However, cake from such tea leaves can be used for cosmetic purposes, provided that sugar is not added to the tea leaves.

To make tea as a drink, use 1 teaspoon of tea leaves for every 100 ml of water. Pour boiling water over the teapot, put dry tea powder in it and cover with a lid for a couple of minutes. This will help the tea open better. After that, pour tea with boiling water and let it brew. If the welding is strong, it is advisable to dilute it with water.

To make a tea bath, brew 5 tsp. powder with 1 liter of boiling water, let it brew, then enter into a filled bath. It is recommended to bathe in such an infusion for 10 minutes, this will protect the skin from the sun, make it supple and silky.

If you drink your favorite drink in moderation, it will benefit and help you get through the pregnancy without denying yourself the pleasure.

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