Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Green Tea advisable for Pregnancy?
I remember I drank green tea almost daily in my last pregnancy. Not sure if it can be too cooling that lead me to my miscarriage but I believe drinking in moderation shouldn't be a problem. Read this:
Despite the health benefits of green tea (scientists think it may protect against cancer), it's best to skip it if you're trying to conceive. It decreases the effectiveness of folic acid, which is vital for preventing neural tube defects in the first month after conception. The effect is small if you continue to eat folate-rich greens and take a folic-acid supplement, but why take a chance? After the first trimester, up to a cup a day is fine.