Green Tea good or Bad When TTC (ARTICAL ABOUT TESTS)
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Stacey85 - February 20

Green Tea and Fertility

It has become increasingly common for women who are pregnant or trying to conceive to switch from drinking 'standard' black tea to green tea. Green tea is thought to confer many health benefits. It is high in anti-oxidants, and could reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease. Most importantly, for women who are trying to conceive, it contains up to three times less caffeine than black tea.

Recent research by the John Innes Centre in Norwich and the University of Murcia (Spain), as published in the Journal of Cancer Research, confirmed that green tea could reduce the risk of certain types of cancer. However, their study also found that drinking high levels of green tea at the time of conception and during early pregnancy could increase the risk of birth defects such as spina bifida and anencephaly (a neural tube defect).

Green tea has been found to contain an active ingredient called EGCG, a naturally ocurring polyphenol. It contains up to five times as much EGCG as black tea. This ingredient acts as an anti-folate. It reduces the activity of the enzyme that uses folic acid, thereby counteracting the beneficial effects of taking folic acid supplements. Evidence of this could be seen even at relatively low levels of consumption such as two or three cups of green tea per day.

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Stacey xxxxxx


destinybaby - February 20

Hi Stacey,

Wow, thank you so much for this information. I have been drinking green tea because i heard that it was increase conception. I drink a cup in the morning and a cup at night. I think I will lower that to just the morning.

Thanks again. Baby Dust To All :)



lili246 - February 20

Thanks Stacey for that info. I am doing good on that because I only drink green tea one or teice per day while I eat so that might be that bad right?
Well your info was so helpful thanks alot.




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