Pregnant women must be careful about an adequate liquid intake and many try to reduce their caffeine consumption as much possible. Black and green tea should therefore only be consumed in small quantities. Innumerable alternatives, like flavoured fruit tea blends, herb tea blends or decaffeinated teas still offer the possibility of a comforting cup of hot tea.
We would like to concentrate for a moment on Rooibos and Honeybush as both are particularly suited to being consumed during pregnancy and while nursing, as they are both free from caffeine and tanning agents. They contain many antioxidants, as well as minerals and trace elements. Rooibos and Honeybush are also high in iron and may "support" the supply of iron needed during pregnancy if taken alongside a healthy balanced diet. Vegetarians and Vegans can also profit from these teas. If the supply of iron is further supported by a small dose of Vitamin C, the absorption is much more effective. Our tip is to add a dash of lemon or apple juice to each cup of tea. Nursing women may want to try the effectiveness of a fennel-cumin-aniseed