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Matcha tea: Can it be drunk during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

The moment a woman finds out she is pregnant is the time to take extra care, not only of herself but also of the baby.

One of the most noticeable changes occurs in diet, as some foods become prohibited due to their negative interference with pregnancy. On the contrary, there are others that, although not directly forbidden by specialists, raise doubts about their consumption due to their components.

This is the case, for example, with matcha tea. Experts explain that it is not contraindicated during pregnancy as long as we do not exceed the recommended amount, and it also has very beneficial properties for health. The quantities consumed should be taken into account. Doctors indicate that a pregnant woman should not consume more than 200-300 mg of caffeine per day, so it is recommended to limit the consumption of matcha tea to 2 cups a day to stay within the recommended caffeine levels.

It should also be noted that in small quantities during pregnancy, it is safe but not entirely recommended due to its caffeine content, and it should be the doctor who authorizes its consumption. If you cannot consume it, you can turn to another option, Rooibos tea, which is perfect during this phase as it does not contain caffeine.

An ideal option is Matcha & CO's Rooibos Tea. Since it contains no theine or caffeine, it can be consumed by children, pregnant women, or people with hypertension or sensitivity to caffeine. It is an alternative to green or black tea, especially if you want to avoid caffeine or tannins.

Rooibos Tea by Matcha & CO

Risks of matcha tea during pregnancy

The risks are mainly associated with the first trimester of pregnancy, although they could extend to the rest of the months of gestation.

  • Contains caffeine, which could cause nervousness, anxiety, or insomnia. It is important to reiterate that the recommended daily amount is between 200-300 milligrams.
  • May interfere with folic acid, an essential supplement for the formation of the central nervous system. For this reason, it is advisable to consume it outside the first trimester.
  • May interfere with iron levels in the body and its absorption.

Benefits of matcha tea during pregnancy

Always without exceeding the recommended amount, the following benefits can be mentioned:

  • It is diuretic, helping to eliminate and prevent fluid retention.
  • It helps reduce gum inflammation that some pregnant women experience.
  • It is beneficial for people with type II diabetes.
  • May improve the appearance of the skin.

It is important to choose a quality tea, and this is the case with Matcha & CO's Matcha Tea. It is organically and sustainably cultivated tea that comes from the finest green tea leaves. Harvested manually in the fall and ground in stone mills to obtain a better texture, aroma, and flavor of maximum purity.

Matcha Tea by Matcha & CO

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