As an expectant mother, you may have some concerns about your caffeine consumption and its safety during pregnancy. Are you wondering what is a safe level of caffeine intake during pregnancy? And how can you prevent heartburn while still enjoying your daily coffee?
It is common for expectant mothers to be worried about maintaining a healthy diet during pregnancy, which includes limiting caffeine intake among other things. However, caffeine intake guidance during pregnancy is still not definitive, and recommendations from healthcare experts vary.
While there is no clear-cut safe level of caffeine during pregnancy, many experts recommend that expectant mothers limit their caffeine intake to about 200 mg per day, which is equivalent to about two small 6-ounce cups of coffee or one medium-sized 12-ounce cup. While 200 mg may seem like a limitation, it is important to consider that caffeine is also present in other beverages like soda, tea, and chocolate.
If you’re looking to cut back on your caffeine intake, consider slowly transitioning to decaf or half-caff options. Alex's Low-Acid Organic Coffee offers a range of high-quality blends, including decaf, regular, and half-caff, each with the same great-tasting blend of beans from the Chiapas region of Mexico, Honduras, and Nicaragua. With decaf or half-caff, you can still enjoy all the comfort and enjoyment of coffee without exposing your baby to high levels of caffeine.
However, we understand that pregnancy can be a time when you feel excessively tired, and coffee might be a source of energy. In such cases, other ways to increase energy levels include getting more sleep and exercise, consuming small snacks with carbohydrates and proteins at regular intervals, and seeking advice from your healthcare provider on safe supplements to use.
From a heartburn perspective, coffee/caffeine may increase acid reflux and heartburn. So, if coffee is causing you heartburn, you might want to switch to a reduced acid brand, such as Alex's Low-Acid Organic Coffee, which has fewer amounts of chlorogenic acid. It is worth noting that low-acid coffee is often a better option for expectant mothers and, as a bonus, Alex's Low-Acid Organic Coffee is certified organic, thus promoting a healthy lifestyle.
In summary, drinking coffee while pregnant should be done in moderation and with proper guidance from your healthcare provider. By choosing Alex's Low-Acid Organic Coffee, you can still enjoy a comforting cup of coffee while minimizing caffeine exposure and reducing the risk of heartburn.