Can you drink kombucha during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

Is it safe to consume kombucha during pregnancy?
Is kombucha a suitable drink for a nursing mother?

Is the trendy fermented drink suitable and safe for everyone? Are there life circumstances that discourage the consumption of kombucha? Are kombucha and pregnancy compatible? What about kombucha and breastfeeding? Here's what you should keep in mind:

Can I drink kombucha if I am pregnant?

Let's go in parts. To determine whether or not it is suitable for these important stages of a woman's life, such as pregnancy and breastfeeding, the 3 most important properties of this drink must be taken into account. Kombucha is eminently probiotic , since it contains living organisms. In addition, this drink is digestive , also due to the probiotics it has and the enzymes, both naturally generated. And finally, kombucha is very detoxifying , thanks to the organic acids that are generated during the fermentation process.

The most important thing is to take into account these 5 fundamental points that you should consider before consuming kombucha while pregnant and if you are breastfeeding your baby.

  1. Kombucha is made by fermenting tea. The tea contains theine, but the final product (after the fermentation process) barely contains theine . This is practically residual. In fact, calculations indicate that to consume the same amount of caffeine as an espresso coffee, we would have to consume nothing more and nothing less than 100 liters of kombucha. That is to say, at this point it is not dangerous to consume kombucha during pregnancy.
  2. Kombucha, to be authentic and retain all its properties, must not be pasteurized. Taking into account that health professionals do not advise consuming foods that have not been pasteurized during pregnancy and breastfeeding, a kombucha made without strictly following safety and hygiene standards would not be suitable for consumption by a pregnant or nursing mother. Mun Kombucha rigorously complies, throughout the entire process, with current regulations to ensure a safe drink.
  3. During the fermentation of tea, and naturally, a minimum amount of alcohol is produced in the drink. Not all kombuchas have the same percentage of alcohol . In the case of Mun Kombucha, the 9 varieties contain less than 1.2%, which is why it is included in the category of non-alcoholic drinks.
  4. To have a diet that is as clean, natural and healthy as possible, the drinks consumed must respect the principle of less is more. Few ingredients, all known, all natural, the minimum amount of sugar possible and no pesticides (with organic ingredients). Mun Kombucha satisfies all these requirements and, in addition, is the artisan kombucha with the least residual sugar on the European market, so its consumption during pregnancy and breastfeeding should not pose any problem.
  5. Finally, and the most important thing to keep in mind, from our point of view, is that the detoxifying power of kombucha should not be underestimated. A future mother or a mother who is breastfeeding her baby should know that all the toxins that will be removed in her body (diet, environment, medicines, heavy metals, endocrine disruptors...) with the consumption of kombucha can go into her bloodstream. and, from there, indirectly to the fetus or to the milk that the baby consumes through the breast. If the mother already drank kombucha before pregnancy, most likely the elimination process will have already been carried out and, in this case, we can recommend that she continue consuming it. If this has not been the case, it is better to consult with the health professional you trust, who will know your basic health, to be able to decide.

The decision, once all the information is on the table, is up to each potential consumer.

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