Pregnancy is a wonderful period in the life of a woman who changes her habitual environment in a cardinal way. You can not eat a lot of foods, you should give up all the bad habits and drink only water and herbal tea.
But what about the coffee? This beverage has so much penetrated into our culture that life without it is really difficult to imagine.
However, it is coffee that is strictly prohibited for pregnant girls. Only alcohol is more dangerous.
Why pregnant women can not drink coffee?
As we all know, coffee contains caffeine, which increases the pulse and pressure, but at the same time gives us a surge of energy. Precisely because of this, he is categorically banned from pregnancy – with a high pulse, the risk of giving birth to a child prematurely only increases.
Also, coffee is a drink that is able to pass through the placenta directly into the child’s nutritional environment and not to digest. And this is very bad and can be really dangerous for the little one.
In addition, caffeine is a very strong diuretic, due to which you will go to the toilet more often than usual. And it promotes strong dehydration.
What exactly can not drink coffee?
And here is the most interesting thing. It is important not that you drink coffee, but in what quantity.
A dose of 300 mg of caffeine becomes dangerous, which is about 400 ml of coffee or three cups. From one cup of coffee in the morning nothing serious will happen.
However, caffeine is not only in coffee but also in other drinks. For example, tea contains about 50 mg of caffeine, and about 30 mg of chocolate.
Therefore, it is better to look for energy in proper nutrition and in sufficient quantity of pure water, and not caffeine. Especially when you are pregnant.
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