Caffeine consumption during pregnancy and breastfeeding

September 23, 2007

 Caffeine Pregnancy
   The main source of caffeine for most adults is coffee; however, as caffeine is a natural product of certain species of plants and is found in many different types of foods, beverages and pharmaceuticals.

How safe is your intake of caffeine during pregnancy? Most experts agree that the small amount of caffeine (about one or two small cups of coffee a day) is completely harmless during pregnancy, which is not about more.
  Studies have been conducted, the results of which indicate that consuming large amounts of caffeine (about 3 or more cups of coffee per day) may increase the risk of miscarriage Miscarriage - can you protect yourself from it?  Miscarriage - can you protect yourself from it?
   and the birth of babies with low weight. To date there is no conclusive evidence that these complications are caused by caffeine. Nevertheless, experts recommend that pregnant women limit their intake of caffeine during pregnancy until you have obtained more convincing evidence.

 Caffeine consumption during pregnancy and breastfeeding

The most common foods and beverages containing caffeine

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Some soft drinks
  • Chocolate
  • Products with coffee flavor - Ice Cream and Yogurt
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Cocoa

The content of caffeine in foods and beverages varies, this affects the value of the method of preparation of tea or coffee and a variety of beans or leaves used. Brewed coffee contains the highest amounts of caffeine. Chocolate contains a small amount of caffeine.

 Caffeine consumption during pregnancy and breastfeeding

Medications containing caffeine

  • Some painkillers, drugs to treat migraine headaches, colds and so on.
  • Certain vegetable products, such as guarana, contain caffeine.

Pregnant women should not take medications that contain caffeine, as well as herbal medicines, as caffeine crosses the placenta and reaches the fetus. Some studies have shown that caffeine can affect the heart and respiratory rhythm of the fetus, although these changes are particularly at risk for the health of the child. Pregnant women also increases the sensitivity to caffeine because caffeine stays in the body for a longer time than usual.

 Caffeine consumption during pregnancy and breastfeeding

Effects of caffeine on the body

  • Improves attention
  • Slightly increases blood pressure and heart rate accelerates
  • Increases the production of urine
  • It is also not excluded the increased nervousness, indigestion, or insomnia

Mainly, studies have shown that small amounts of caffeine does not reduce a woman's chances of getting pregnant. According to some studies, women who consume more than 300 mg of caffeine a day may have difficulty conceiving Conception, ovarian cycle, fertilization and genetics of a child  Conception, ovarian cycle, fertilization and genetics of a child
 But this is not proven.
  Studies on the effect of caffeine intake on the condition of pregnant women showed that:

  • Low levels of caffeine consumption (less than 300 mg per day) did not increase the risk of miscarriage;
  • The level of miscarriage increases by half in women who consume large amounts of caffeine (500 mg per day or more);
  • Rrisk miscarriage does not increase even if the consumption of large amounts of caffeine;
  • According to a study conducted in 2003 by Danish scientists, women who drank four or more cups of coffee a day are at greater risk of having a premature or stillbirth, and women who drink eight or more cups a day, subject to a 3-fold greater risk of having a stillborn baby than women who did not drink coffee at all;
  • High intake of caffeine can affect the weight reduction baby at birth, but in this case the negligible complications.

 Caffeine consumption during pregnancy and breastfeeding

Caffeine consumption during breastfeeding

Consumption of caffeine while breastfeeding is perfectly safe for the health of women and children. A small amount of caffeine still passes into breast milk, which can make the baby more moody and make him insomnia.

On the basis of studies to date it can be argued that caffeine consumption during pregnancy and breastfeeding is safe, but nevertheless, caution should be exercised moderately to consume caffeine during pregnancy and breastfeeding is not obtained there is more accurate and proven data on the effect of caffeine on the health of pregnant women and lactating mothers.

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Radish: useful properties and rules of use

November 26, 2014

 Radish beneficial properties
 Perceptions of healthy eating Healthy eating - do not limit yourself to eating  Healthy eating - do not limit yourself to eating
   constantly changing, but something remains unchanged: for many decades, nutritionists recommend eating more vegetables and fruits. And vegetables not necessarily have to be expensive and exotic, a lot of useful substances contains, for example, and the usual radishes, useful properties which are known to people since ancient times.


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Radishes grow very fast, so in the spring of this vegetable is there on the table one of the first. Radish has long become the main source of vitamins in the early spring when other vegetables have not been.

Most widely radish with bright pink root vegetables round or elongated. There are also red radish and orange, white and purple. All these species are useful in their own way. The same can be said about the "big brother" of radish - radish and daikon.

All these varieties combines high levels of volatile production - substances that, on the one hand, give the sharp taste of the vegetables, and on the other - have a bactericidal and antimicrobial properties. Due to the sharp taste of radish rarely becomes the main food - most often it serves as a seasoning, flavor complements other vegetables. Therefore, large quantities of radish is not usually used. But even in small doses, radishes can bring many benefits. These roots are very much potassium (useful for cardiovascular system), calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and iron. Furthermore, radish rich in fiber, which is needed for normal functioning of the gastrointestinal tract. Dietary fibers also create a feeling of satiety, which is especially important for those who want to lose weight.

Another useful feature for slimming radish - radish consumption prevents fat storage. This calorie root is very small - it is only 14 calories per hundred grams: the absorption of radish organism spends more energy.


Daikon: useful properties

If pink roots are familiar to all, the daikon radish for many - an exotic vegetable. Radishes (radish), daikon - a rather large white root comes from China.

The properties of radish is much like radishes, but there are differences: white radish roots have a soft, delicate taste. Daikon differs only a little sharpness, and in different parts of the bitter root can be expressed with different intensity.

Calorie daikon is almost the same as that of radish Benefits and harms of radish: what you need to know about this vegetable  Benefits and harms of radish: what you need to know about this vegetable
   - Only 20 calories per hundred grams. In daikon many vitamins (carotene, vitamin B, ascorbic acid) and minerals (potassium, phosphorus, calcium, sodium, selenium, magnesium, copper, iron, chromium, iodine).

Radish improves appetite and digestion, helps cleanse the body Cleansing the body - comprehensive restoration  Cleansing the body - comprehensive restoration
 , Has a slight diuretic effect.

This vegetable is good for the kidneys and liver, and active enzymes contained in daikon, improve the digestion of starchy foods. Therefore, nutritionists recommend feeding daikon dishes for dinner, if the menu includes foods rich in starch potatoes, rice and other cereals, pasta, bread. Daikon helps to digest other foods, including fatty, so salads from this root will never be superfluous on the dining table.

Unlike flavored radish, daikon is not only eaten raw as part of salads, but also boiled, baked, pickled. It turns out a wonderful low-calorie vegetable side dish to meat or fish dishes. However, during heat treatment of the vitamins is lost in daikon.

As radish, daikon radish is contraindicated for many diseases of the digestive tract. Rough fiber, which is so rich that root, can irritate the intestines and cause bloating. Despite the fact that doctors are advised to eat plenty of fiber, increasing its consumption should be gradually. In addition, from the use of daikon, as well as from the use of the ordinary radish, should give to those who suffer from gastritis with high acidity, peptic ulcer, gout Gout - the "disease of kings"  Gout - the "disease of kings"
 , Some diseases of the kidneys and liver.


White radish: useful properties

White radish looks like a radish, but this root has a rounded shape. Color tubers from pale green to white, taste - slightly bitter, pungent and more dramatic than in daikon. Grated white radish with salt and vegetable oil - a traditional winter treat, not only delicious but also very healthy salad. It is proved that white radish has an antibacterial effect, so regular consumption of this vegetable boosts immunity. Small wonder that in ancient Egypt, this root was a diet of slaves engaged in the hard work on the construction of the pyramids: it avoids epidemics.

White radish - the perfect food for convalescent patients. The high content of vitamins, minerals and natural immune makes this vegetable dishes from exceptionally useful.

Vitamin C and PP are strengthened vessels. Vitamins of B (riboflavin, thiamine, pyridoxine, folic acid and pantothenic) are useful for the nervous system. Vitamins A and E help to rejuvenate and strengthen the body. List of minerals contained in the white radish, also suggests respect potassium, magnesium, calcium, sodium, chlorine, phosphorous, iron, sulfur, zinc, manganese, copper, selenium, iodine.

Calorie white radish is small - only 21 kcal per 100 grams. Fat in this vegetable is not quite negligible amounts of protein and carbohydrates only 4 grams, which makes it suitable for the root of those who restrict carbohydrates in the diet. Generally, white radish - a good choice for those who want to lose weight, despite the fact that this vegetable stimulates the appetite. This is due to the fact that white radish improves digestion and somewhat reduces sugar cravings.

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