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Alternatives to caffeine during pregnancy
Are you looking some alternatives to coffee or tea? Try these 6 selected drink these are not only refreshing but healthy too.
Fresh squeezed lemonade is best to quench your thirst and refresh..
Packed with vitamins it also fights with morning sickness and nausea. It is anti-inflammatory agent calms the body
Lemon is very good for digestive system, skin and heart health.
Whenever you feel like drinking tea think of cool lemonade.
How to make fresh lemonade at home?
1-2 lemons, 2-3 table spoonful of Sugar or as you like, 2-3 cups cold water
Juice the lemons, add the sugar and water. Stir well. Refreshing drink is ready!
You can add fresh paper mint leaves and blend it to make it tastier.
Green is best alternative for coffee or brown tea if you cannot stay away from caffeine.
Green tea is very healthy yet refreshing like coffee/tea.
It is best known for improving immunity. Rich in antioxidants it prevents cell damage of body and helps in keeping your heart healthy.
NOTE: If taken in large amount it can reduce your efficiency of absorption of folic acid. And remember that it contains caffeine which is not good for you and baby. So drink it in limited quantity.
Sweet delicious coconut water has numerous health-benefits for a pregnant mother. Often it is recommended by gynecologist to pregnant woman to drink coconut water regularly to maintain pH balance. It is very good for digestion, prevents constipation and heartburn . It increases immunity.
It is very good for fighting common urinary problems keeps your kidneys healthy.
Fruit Yogurt/Lassi/Butter Milk/Fruit Lassi
Yogurt is one of must-haves for a pregnant mother.
It’s a great source of calcium and good probiotic bacteria (if made from pasteurized milk).
You can make many delicious recipes with yogurt.
Fruit yogurt: Add your favorite fruits to yogurt you can have it as it is or blend it and make a fruit lassi of it.
Plain lassi: Blend with sugar and little water and you get a healthy, simple and tasty alternative to tea/coffee
Butter milk: If you crave for sour food in your pregnancy then nothing better than butter milk.
Add some cumin powder and chat masala to butter milk to spice up your chhaas.
According to Ayurveda, digestion system friendly Kokum is very helpful for morning sickness. It pacifies heat and also increases appetite.
Kokum is very beneficial to fight with piles and constipation. It is good for heart health and its an excellent source of anti-oxidants.
How to make fresh kokum sharbat?
Take 3-4 wet kokums, add water and sugar, blend it properly and strain. Done!
Coriander seeds water
Coriander is a great source of iron, vitamin A, K and C, potassium, folic acid, calcium and magnesium. Coriander is good for skin health.
How to make tea of coriander seeds, cumin seeds and fennel seed.
(Cumin and fennel are very beneficial for digestion so recommended for pregnant mothers)
Add crushed coriander seeds, crushed cumin, crushed fennel seeds to boiled water which is still hot.
Infuse this mixture for 1 hour. Strain and serve. You can add crystal sugar to this tea for better taste.
This tea will give you maximum benefits if taken in morning before breakfast.
If you are not able to avoid the coffee or tea completely then try to have above alternatives to caffeine just before your regular routine tea time. It should help reduce the habit of caffeine.