Thursday, 25 August 2011
How Much Caffiene is Too Much Caffiene?
The Food Standard Agency recommends that pregnant women not consume more than 200mg of caffiene per day. But what is 200mg?
Being a self confessed coke addict (sounds worse than it is) the thought of cutting down is very unsettling but at the same time I don't want to do anything that would harm my baby.
On top of my love for the fizzy drink the fatigue pregnant women suffer makes this the wirst time to cut out caffiene completely. Without my daily dose I'm quite sure I'd be asleep at my desk by mid-morning.
So just how dangerous are our everyday beverages?
Here's a caffiene content rundown..
Given that I'm not big on the tea and coffee I am pretty pleased to see that I can safely guzzle a couple of cans of coke and maybe even a cheeky bar of chocolate (50mg) with no harm done to my baby boy. Also good to know the odd red bull wont kill me either!
Just goes to show that in the health conscious world we live in where everyone has an opinion and we can't BREATHE without fear of doing it wrong.. sometimes its worth doing your research and making your own informed decision about what's right for you!