There is to be a bit of controversy when it comes to drinking kombucha tea during pregnancy. Since this probiotic beverage does contain a very small amount of alcohol, it’s no surprise why some ban the drink from their prenatal diet. But if you look beneath the surface, you’ll find there are many benefits of kombucha tea while pregnant.
I found myself looking into the safety of kombucha tea consumption well before we even started trying for our little bean. I knew kombucha was loaded with all kinds of health benefits, but I didn’t want to consume anything that might do harm to a baby or negatively affect the chances of getting pregnant. What I learned not only had me comfortably drinking the tea before becoming pregnant. It also had me pouring a glass regularly during pregnancy.
If you enjoyed drinking kombucha tea before baby, take ease in knowing there are even more benefits of kombucha tea during pregnancy. If you have never tried Kombucha before, start by drinking a small amount at a time to see how your body reacts. Regardless of your kombucha history, be sure to drink the tea in smaller portions while there’s a bun in the oven. I’ve pulled myself away from drinking several glasses a day to a few glasses every week or two.
Benefits of kombucha tea during pregnancy
- There’s not enough alcohol to do harm. Store bought kombucha has 1-3% and homemade has 5% or less. The low percentage coupled with consuming smaller quantities (8 ounces a day) makes the alcohol a non-threatening factor.
- Kombucha tea gently and naturally removes toxins from the body allowing you to fight off potential illness. Unlike a big detox, the tea supports the bodies normal detox patterns.
- It doesn’t get much better than having a natural boost of energy when you’re pregnant. Kombucha has 3-12mg of caffeine per 4 ounces. So if you are worried about your caffeine intake this is one of the better options.
- One of my favorite benefits of kombucha tea for pregnant mommas is that it aids in nutrient absorption. This is all thanks to the probiotics in this beneficial tea.
- Common ailments of pregnancy are constipation, heartburn, and indigestion. Kombucha is great for your gut health and aids in all these symptoms.
- Being rich in antioxidants like vitamin E and vitamin C, the tea helps prevent health hazards and chronic ailments.
It’s safe to say our family is on the kombucha train for life. You will definitely always see us brewing new batches. (You can learn more about kombucha and see how we make our own in this post here.) Even our little bean likes it! Or so it appears in the last ultrasound we had over 10 weeks ago. Girl is all smiles.
It won’t be long before we meet her now, but it will still be a few years until we know for sure if she really enjoys this healthy staple within our home.
Psst- Does anyone else see that little animal face she’s looking at on the left? Ryan’s mom says it looks like a bear with a koozie. Whatever it is, it cracks us up… and her apparently.