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Tea and Children

I was going through and reading past discussion topics (I’m new here) and noticed a few posts about tea and kids. Did anyone read that article in Time Magazine a month ago about pregnant women and the affects of the womb on the child’s health later in life (i.e. researchers are starting to believe that womb conditions affect humans more than genetics or environment when it comes to diabetes, heart disease, etc.)? I found it fascinating since I’m 22 weeks pregnant with my 2nd. Also, I have avoided any tea with caffeine but am now wondering if drinking those now while I am pregnant would have any affect of my child’s ability to fight cancer, obesity, etc. Thoughts?

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Cofftea said

Welcome JoysTeaspoon, there is already an existing thread by this name http://steepster.com/discuss/36-tea-and-children or there is at least 1 thread about being a pregnant tea drinker, just do a search for “pregnant”. This is a great discussion, but I think it would be more appropriate in one of those locations. Thanks.

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I think this is an interesting topic on its own. I do not have kids but hopefully will soon-ish. It seems like something so natural and devoid of artificial products and such could be a really good thing with excellent effects in the future.

Cofftea said

If organic and decaf yes. The caffeine doesn’t improve the health of the baby so I’d suggest finding decaf true teas. And of course for an antioxidant boost for you and baby there’s also rooibos which surpasses any true tea in amount of antioxidants with green bush having more antioxidants than red bush. Hibiscus also has a ton if you like fruityness.

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