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How Much Expectant Mother can Drink Coffe

Senin, 19 Oktober 2009

How Much Expectant Mother can Drink Coffe

When you're pregnant, there are lots of food and drink restrictions set by the doctor. Among other things, never drink coffee, tea, and soft drinks. Why?

Coffee and tea contain caffeine which stimulates the central nervous system, increase blood pressure and heart rate. In addition, caffeine consumption can also increase the frequency of urination. Possibly, some important vitamins such as B and C go to waste. That is why, coffee and tea consumption during pregnancy should be limited. No more than 400 mg of caffeine per day, or about 3 cups of coffee per day with an approximate 1 cup of coffee contains 100 mg of caffeine. As for tea, the maximum allowed consumed 8 cups a day.

High sugar

While soft drinks full of high sugar content. There are about 250 calories of soft drinks in one glass. Moreover, the sugar in soft drinks is the sugar fructose, which is a synthetic sugar chemically extracted from corn. As a result, blood sugar content could rise rapidly. Pregnant women were at risk of diabetes mellitus during pregnancy, while the fetus will be overweight.

In addition, consumption of large amounts of sugar can disrupt the function of the nervous system, since the sugar in the body must be broken down into energy, while the sugar-solving process requiring vitamin B6. Logically, the more sugar is consumed, the more vitamin B6 is depleted. In fact, lost vitamin B6 would disrupt the function of the nervous system, with one of the effects of extreme fatigue and easily distracted as well as in stress conditions. That is why; during the pregnancy we should avoid the consumption of carbonated soft drinks.

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