If you’re pregnant, then there are many vices you’ve had to exclude from your life (and rightfully so): smoking, drinking and yes, that daily cup of coffee – but there is some respite as tea, specifically rooibos tea, is 100% safe to consume.

Rooibos, yes – coffee, no

Drinking even one cup (or 200mg) of coffee per day is enough to initiate pregnancy complications. But drinking rooibos tea, and especially the infinitely tastier red espresso, can be done all day long.

Only rooibos tea (and other non-caffeine teas such as peppermint, dandelion, nettle and ginger) should be consumed during pregnancy.

Rooibos teas such as red espresso are not a ‘tea’ specifically. It is an herbal concoction free of caffeine that offers many benefits for the expectant mother.

The benefits of drinking rooibos tea during pregnancy

Rooibos tea benefits include:
* Being 100% caffeine free
* Loaded with antioxidants (and as such is anti-inflammatory)
* Aiding the digestive process
* Ensuring a more restful sleep

Of course, these benefits are fantastic, but wouldn’t you want 10x these? That’s where red espresso steps in, as it a concentrated form of rooibos that is bursting with the above-mentioned benefits and so much more.

It’s the anti-inflammatory properties of rooibos tea that hold so much promise, as certain studies have shown that drinking large quantities of rooibos tea can actually safeguard against the effects of inflammation, DNA damage and many more diseases, even lowering the stress of the baby growing within. It’s been shown that rooibos can actually reverse stress thanks to the extreme levels of antioxidants it introduces into the body. That is why we recommend red espresso as an alternative to coffee, as it is packed with 10x the goodness of a standard cup of tea and is 100% caffeine-free.

Swap out your daily coffee for red espresso

Looking for the coffee alternative and a drink that goes hand in with the ever-so-chic café lifestyle? Look no further than red espresso. It embodies the café lifestyle that many pregnant women may be craving, and takes seconds to make. Simply place a red espresso tea capsule in any coffee pod machine (all of its pods are Nespresso-compatible) or use the ground tea on your coffee appliance and enjoy a café-style drink and the ideal coffee substitute, all at the push of a button.

Regardless of how you enjoy your coffee (latte, espresso, Americano, macchiato and so on), there is a red espresso café-style drink to suit your distinct tastes.

How much rooibos tea should you drink daily?
The recommended amount of rooibos to drink while pregnant is three cups of tea daily. Usually, it is a carefully measured amount, but why play it by ear when you can simply pop in a red espresso capsule and enjoy the boosted benefits of rooibos tea in seconds? Even better, enhance your rooibos experience with red espresso Intenso for a surge of rooibos goodness for you and baby. The maximum amount of tea is not specifically known, so we recommend consulting with your doctor as to how much rooibos tea you are safely allowed to drink.

Why you should definitely not drink coffee while pregnant
Studies have shown that caffeine has extremely adverse effects for the placenta. After drinking just a cup of coffee, blood flow to the placenta is reduced by a quarter! It also increases the metabolism and heart rate which may have an effect on the rapidly developing baby. Most worryingly, mothers who consumed caffeine during pregnancy were more at risk of miscarriages and delivering an underweight child.

A word of warning
Everyone is different and as such, you might react differently to rooibos tea. If at any point after drinking rooibos tea or red espresso you feel strange side effects then please, consult with your doctor.

For everyone else though, pop in a red espresso (a premium rooibos espresso tea) and enjoy a tasty drink during pregnancy that will help you through the day, keeping you satisfied in mind and body.

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