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Pregnant? Herbal tea may be good for you

Pregnant women need to consume low caffeine beverages and preferably decaf Tisanes or herbal teas.

Published: November 20, 2018 12:30:29 pm
tea and pregnancy Tea is a healthy choice during pregnancy. (Source: Dreamstime)

A turmeric liquorice Darjeeling blend keeps upper respiratory infections at bay for a healthy mom-to-be.

By Radhika Batra

In the precious moments, a “to be mom” needs tender loving care and pure goodness of food. Purity in tea comes in the form of its leaf quality being “organic”. Being organic ensures that the mother and child receive plantation fresh teas that aren’t infused with preservatives, colour, dust, herbicides and pesticides, all of which are harmful and dangerous. Being organic isn’t just a claim but a fully audited process by esteemed bodies; it’s essential you look for all certifications like Imo, Fairtrade, Demeter, Indian organic and Jaivik Bharat to be foolproof.

Besides being organic, tea in general takes care of the moms-to-be by looking after their overall wellbeing. The whole anatomy of tea has high antioxidants that take away all free radicals that might lead to any disease or inflammation. Tea is a wonder beverage, with high levels of vitamin C. It also looks after dental health.

Pregnant women need to consume low caffeine beverages and preferably decaf Tisanes or herbal teas. Tea is the best option as its caffeine content is 80 per cent less than coffee.

Here are some teas recommended for pregnant moms:

Darjeeling Ginger leaf: A blend of whole leaf organic Darjeeling with organic ginger flecks alleviates inflammation and contains amazing antioxidants.

Darjeeling white leaf: The purest leaf, it calms and relaxes, while containing a high level of antioxidants.

Chamomile tisane: A pure flower tea, it’s great for sleeping and relaxation.

Jasmine tisane: A pure flower tisane, it aids in digestion.

Turmeric liquorice Darjeeling blend: Keeps upper respiratory infections at bay, especially in flu season and thus a healthy mommy to be.

Kashmiri kahwa blend: Darjeeling Green leaf blended with whole spices, saffron and almond slivers ensures wellness through the year.

Thus, you need to keep in mind organic whole leaves with organic blends and low caffeine options full of benefits and healing properties.

(The writer is tea sommelier and runs Radhikas Fine Tea & Whatnots.)

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