Drinking Tea During Pregnancy

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QUESTION

I love drinking tea (green tea, chia tea, ginseng tea and all others) but I have a concern about it.

I was talking with my sister and she said there is a certain tea that I can't drink because its bad for the baby. Only thing, she can't remember what kind of tea is bad for the baby. Is tea bad to drink while pregnant? Do you know of a certain brand of tea I should stay clear away from.

Thanks.

ANSWER

Yes, stay clear from Ginseng teas, Ma Huang and any other tea with caffeine/stimulants. Stick with the basic herbal teas rose hips or mint.

Health and happiness to you,
Deborah Klein, MS, RD