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Tea with milk during pregnancy

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Obstetrician-gynecologist, fertility specialist
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Last reviewed: 01.06.2018

For a long time people support the tradition of drinking tea with milk. Unequivocally answer the question whether a combination of tea and milk benefits or negatively affects the body, no one can. Scientists on this occasion did not come to a common opinion. According to one version, the milk present in tea not only softens the taste of the drink, but also enhances its useful properties.

Whole milk is a real storehouse of nutrients, microelements and vitamins that the future mother's body needs during the period of the child's bearing.

The undoubted positive quality of milk is the content in it of a sufficiently large amount of calcium, which is used for the formation and development of the bone tissue of a future child. In addition, milk contains lactose - a carbohydrate, which helps assimilate calcium. It is necessary to use fresh milk, because the content of lactose in it is much higher. Also in the composition of milk are lipids, which do not have the property to stay for long or to accumulate in the body. Therefore, future mothers should not avoid the use of more fatty varieties of milk or cream, because of the possible increase in weight. Milk contains vitamins of groups A, D, B and essential amino acids, necessary for the full formation of the nervous and muscle tissues of the fetus.

If a pregnant woman has a cold, then the simplest treatment can be a cup of tea with milk and honey.

During the gestational period, the milk can be used as an independent product or as an additive to tea. The drink should have a comfortable temperature, not be hot or very hot. Fresh fresh milk contains a lot more useful substances than boiled or pasteurized. But there is a risk of getting into the body of pathogens. If a pregnant woman consumes tea with milk, it is preferable to have natural tea and boiled milk.

People who have problems with lactose intolerance, recommend the use of tea with milk can not. But if there are no enzymatic disorders of digestion of the product, then milk must necessarily be present in the menu of the pregnant woman. Tea with milk is an excellent antioxidant, preventive against osteoporosis, normalizes high or low blood pressure.

Green tea with milk during pregnancy

According to the Japanese, the systematic intake of green tea helps in the treatment of a large number of diseases.

There are many confirmations from the scientific point of view. In green tea contains a complex of polyphenolic compounds, kahetins of various effects, which gives tea a powerful antioxidant effect. Containing tannins, alkaloids, lipids, amino acids, vitamins of groups - A, B, C, E, trace elements (calcium, potassium, copper, zinc, manganese, fluorine), flavonoids are very useful in combination with milk during the period of gestation.

Green tea with milk reduces the risk of developing malignant tumors. International studies on the properties of green tea have proven its antitumor effect. This is due to very powerful antioxidants that protect DNA from carcinogenic substances and changes that can lead to the development of cancer. Green tea helps protect against the negative effects of ultraviolet radiation. Therefore, before you go to the beach, it is worth to drink a cup of green tea with milk to weaken the harmful effect of direct sunlight on the body.

Green tea with the addition of milk prolongs life, protecting the vessels from atherosclerotic changes and maintaining their elasticity of the vascular walls. According to Japanese experts, 4 to 10 cups of this drink a day prolong human life for 5 years. The Dutch claim that drinking green tea protects against heart attacks and strokes.

Green tea with milk improves the condition of the skin, because the drink, providing it with numerous antioxidants that block the negative effects of free radicals.

Green tea with milk during pregnancy helps to strengthen the immune system. A rare set of valuable substances contained in a drink is of great importance for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. It prevents the accumulation of cholesterol on the walls of blood vessels, improves the rheological properties of blood, preventing the formation of blood clots. Stable hemodynamics, sufficient supply of oxygen, stabilization of the arterial pressure of a woman favorably influence fetal development during gestation.

In black and green tea contains 2.5 to 4 percent of theine (tea alkaloid, a substance similar to caffeine). After taking the drink, tonic substances activate the work of the heart and the nervous system, which causes weakness, fatigue and drowsiness. Favorably affects tea with milk on the normalization of intestinal motility, which is important in the gestation period. Unfortunately, if the future mother has a history of various heart diseases, a tendency to high blood pressure or glaucoma, it is necessary to reduce the consumption of the drink to a minimum, so as not to provoke additional stress on organs and systems.

Black tea with milk during pregnancy

Daily use of black tea with milk during gestation has a positive effect on the body. Has the property of normalizing the general condition, increases the vitality. Black tea contains natural antioxidants, vitamins important for human (almost all vitamins of group B, vitamins C and PP), minerals (compounds of potassium, copper, iodine, etc.). The advantage of black tea with milk is that milk helps the human body to better absorb the nutrients contained in the tea.

When milk enzymes interact with black tea, an insignificant diuretic effect appears that promotes the activation of the kidneys and the removal of excess fluid from the body. The use of black tea with milk stimulates the intensity of metabolism and elimination of toxins.

This wonderful drink improves the condition of the body with diseases of the stomach and intestines, as well as physical and mental health. Very useful tea with milk, for the prevention of depletion of the nervous system, prevention of diseases of the urinary system, which is especially important during pregnancy of a woman.

Nutritionists point out, during the gestation period, that extreme caution is necessary, and not abuse tea regardless of type (black, green, red). There are several reasons for limiting the use of teas: tea (especially green) a substance known as EGCG, which blocks the absorption of folic acid; The extract of green tea reduces the level of assimilation of iron by 25%; tea contains theine (caffeine), which in large quantities negatively affects pregnancy and increases the risk of developing malformations in the child.

Tea is not only used to saturate the body with useful microelements and vitamins, but primarily to get pleasure from your favorite drink.

If you comply with reasonable sufficiency, then tea with milk will certainly benefit the future mother and baby.

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