How to Drink Matcha Tea during Pregnacy

How to Drink Matcha Tea during Pregnacy

Drinking matcha tea is a great way to improve your health and give you the energy you need to get through the day. During pregnancy, your body needs to focus on two things: giving birth and feeding the baby that is growing inside of you. You likely don’t feel like drinking much while you are pregnant, and tea isn’t something that you want to drink every single day, so going out for a cup of tea is a great way to give yourself a treat and improve your health at the same time. If you aren’t big on candy or sweets, then drinking matcha tea during pregnancy is a great way to give yourself an extra boost of energy without having to eat any snacks.

What is Matcha?

Matcha is the Japanese term for powder green tea. The leaves for matcha are grown exclusively in Japan and China, however, they only grow in the mountains of Japan, therefore, pure Matcha is produced in Japan. Matcha is packed with nutrients and has antioxidant properties that will help support your immune system and reduce inflammation throughout your body. Inflammation is something that everybody must deal with at some point in their life, but it doesn’t always have to be dealt with through foods or drinks that contain sugar and carbohydrates.

How does Drinking Matcha Tea during Pregnancy Help Me?

Drinking matcha tea will give you an incredible energy spike, as well as start your day off right with lots of antioxidants and nutrients. Since it comes from grass-fed cows (if we go by the USDA definition of “milk”), it isn’t processed or altered in any way, shape or form and contains all of the nutrients and chemicals that nature intended it to contain.

Matcha contains roughly 60% polyphenol oxidase (PPO) , which is a protein that catalyzes the breakdown of polyphenols such as tannin into simple phenolic acids. Tannin is found in most plant roots and animal meats, including cow’s milk. In fact, according to one study, tannin can be found in nearly every food product! Polyphenols are essentially what gives plants their colouration and promotes healthy vegetation.

Another thing that matcha contains is catechins. Catechin describes multiple compounds found in different kinds of beverages, such as wine and coffee beans. One study showed that people who drank decaffeinated black tea had higher blood catechin levels than people who didn’t drink black tea. Catechins are one of the ways that teas provide themselves with healing properties, as well as support cell growth and development within our bodies.

Benefits of Drinking Matcha Tea during Pregnancy

There are many health benefits that I could keep going on about how awesome matcha tea is, but there are also some side effects that you might experience when consuming too much of certain things during pregnancy. Here are some potential side effects that you might experience when consuming too much matcha tea during pregnancy:

An upset stomach – especially first thing in the morning when it isn’t quite ready yet! Getting rid of some tummy pains can be a side effect of drinking too much anyway so no harm done here. However, if your stomach isn’t ready yet for breakfast cereal etc., then this may affect how hungry you are feeling early on in the morning which can cause issues later on down the line when you try to eat lunchtime foods like sandwiches or hamburgers etc..

Stinky breath – yes I know how annoying this can be! But despite its strong smell, it doesn’t actually taste that bad once it gets down into your system.. maybe slightly sweet but other than that it has a very earthy flavour which I enjoy 🙂

Caffeine – yes this beverage packs quite a punch considering how cheap it is compared to others containing comparable amounts of caffeine! It definitely keeps me awake late at night but I only drink it sometimes because I am usually too busy during the day to really feel the need for lots of energy.. however I do recommend drinking it anytime during pregnancy though because even if you don’t like the taste now, you will eventually get used to it 🙂

As you can see, there are many benefits to drinking matcha tea during pregnancy Even though there are some side effects involved (such as stinky breath), overall consumption will increase longevity and could potentially make childbirth easier since we already know how important healthy digestion opportunities are for new parents-to-be^^ Have fun brewing up some matcha treats plzr <3

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