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How much tea can you drink per day?

  1. Good question! In this section, HealthNet will look for the answers to gnawing questions. This time: How much tea can you drink per day?

  1. Drinking tea is healthy. Drinking tea reduces the risk of stroke and lowers blood pressure. That is why the Nutrition Center advises adults to drink three cups of green tea or black tea a day. But does this mean that you can drink unlimited tea or is (too) much tea not good for you? Is there a maximum number of cups that you can drink in a day? "There is no real upper limit for adults", says spokesperson Patricia Schutte of the Nutrition Center. "However, it is advisable to alternate tea with other drinks such as water, filtered coffee or dairy. For vulnerable groups such as children, pregnant women and breastfeeding women, the upper limit is there."

The following advice applies to tea, if you disregard other sources of caffeine, such as coffee:

  1. Healthy adults can take about 400 milligrams of caffeine per day without any negative effects to be expected. You don't cross this line quickly. Children under 13 can have 1-2 cups of tea. If the tea has been diluted with water or set very weak, more is fine. For children over 13: no more than 4 to 5 cups of tea. Do not exceed 3-4 cups of tea per day if you are pregnant or breastfeeding because of the caffeine. By the way, did you know that herbal tea is not officially tea? Herbal tea is a herbal infusion. The advice is not to drink it for a long time in a row. Consider, for example, a star mix, liquorice, fennel and anise tea.

For pregnant and breastfeeding women and babies, the following advice applies:

  1. Do not drink more than 1 to 2 glasses of liquorice tea when you are pregnant, because of the blood pressure-increasing effect of licorice tea. With high blood pressure, less nutrients and oxygen pass through the placenta. Plant toxins in fennel and anise tea are not good for your unborn child. Therefore take those teas in moderation. Small babies can ingest more of certain plant toxins from fennel and anise quite quickly than is good for them. Therefore, breastfeeding mothers are advised not to take fennel and anise tea. A rusk with mice or regular fennel does no harm, it contains much less plant toxins than tea. Do not give fennel tea and anise tea to babies, for example against colic. Do you have a good question? Send us an email. A

  2. Do not drink more than 1 to 2 glasses of licorice tea when you are pregnant, because of the blood pressure-increasing effect of licorice tea. With high blood pressure, less nutrients and oxygen pass through the placenta. Plant toxins in fennel and anise tea are not good for your unborn child. Therefore take those teas in moderation. Small babies can ingest more of certain plant toxins from fennel and anise quite quickly than is good for them. Therefore, breastfeeding mothers are advised not to take fennel and anise tea. A rusk with mice or regular fennel does no harm, it contains much less plant toxins than tea. Do not give fennel tea and anise tea to babies, for example against colic. Do you have a good question? Send us an email. A



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