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Coffee Consumption for Pregnant Women

A few cups of coffee throughout the day is a common thing for many women. However, during pregnancy, lovers of an invigorating drink are faced with an acute question: is it possible for pregnant women to drink coffee?

Coffee contains about 0.7 - 1.5% caffeine. Instant coffee contains three to four times more caffeine. This, by the way, should be taken into account by lovers of this drink, which in general is strongly recommended not to drink to anyone. Only trace amounts of theophylline and theobromine may be present in coffee. But there is another alkaloid - trigonelin. Its effect on the human body is the least studied.

The effect of caffeine lasts for 2 to 7 hours and is most pronounced in the first hour. Complete release of the body from the alkaloids discussed here occurs only after 24 hours.

If caffeine acts mainly on the central nervous system, then theophylline - on smooth muscles. Together with vitamin PP, it effectively and quickly expands the cerebral vessels. This combination of theophylline and vitamins is unfortunately only found in tea.

Theobromine's effect on the body is slightly different from caffeine. First of all, its stimulating effect on the central nervous system is much weaker, but it also has a more energetic effect on the cardiovascular system. Theobromine accelerates the activity of the heart, increases the contraction of the heart muscle, improves blood flow to the heart. The effect of theobromine on the smooth muscles of the bronchi is particularly pronounced; eliminates existing spasm and improves breathing.

Caffeine was first isolated from coffee in its pure form by the German scientist F. Runge in 1820, hence the name. Soon after, in 1861, they learned how to make synthetic caffeine. However, the mechanism of action of caffeine on humans has been studied in depth recently.

Caffeine is a natural element of plant origin (alkaloid) found in leaves, fruits and plant seeds. Caffeine is a mild stimulant of the central nervous system, respiratory system and heart muscle. In the last 15 years, scientific studies have been conducted (about 2000) that small amounts of caffeine do not have a negative effect on the human body.

The average daily intake of caffeine is 85 - 250 grams, it tones the body, improves concentration and relieves fatigue.

Natural coffee for pregnant women.

There is an opinion that the main value of coffee is determined by #caffeine: the more, the better. This is not true. The best coffee varieties are Brazilian Santos, Colombian Supremo - with no more than one and a half percent caffeine in roasted beans, and lower varieties - up to two and a half percent. We also sell natural decaffeinated coffee beans. We recommend this coffee to all #pregnant women. You will not only get real pleasure from this coffee, but you will be 100% sure that your health and the health of your unborn baby will not suffer. However, keep in mind that small amounts of caffeine will still be present, and remember that chocolate, cola, cocoa and tea also contain caffeine. 2-3 cups of tea or half a bar of dark chocolate contains as much caffeine as a cup of coffee!

The medical best way to make coffee is to pour boiling water over freshly ground coffee and heat once until boiling. In this case, the aroma is preserved, but the caffeine does not completely pass into the drink. The normal rate of tea leaves 10 - 15 grams of powder per 100 - 120 ml of water. One serving (60 ml) of this type of coffee will contain between 30 and 50 mg of caffeine. The only therapeutic standard. You can enjoy this coffee several times a day without hesitation.

What can be said about instant coffee for pregnant women?

Instant coffee is made from low value varieties and small, substandard beans and contains more caffeine. During its production, many aromatic substances evaporate; It's understandable why true coffee drinkers prefer freshly ground coffee beans.

Here are some general and simple tips for reducing your caffeine intake:

Instead of buying coffee containing Robusta, you can choose coffee made from 100% Arabica beans. All the coffees in our catalog are like this.

Coffee (French press, Chemex, etc.) should be brewed at around 95-96C. Lower this temperature to 90 degrees. The brewing process will be slower and the caffeine will not have time again to fully enter the glass. On average, you need to wait 2-3 minutes for the kettle to cool down to 90C.


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