Ginger during pregnancy?

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When you are pregnant, you are probably looking for ways to optimize your health and that of your baby. One of the foods often cited as being helpful during pregnancy is ginger. But is it safe to consume ginger during pregnancy?

Ginger and pregnancy

There is some evidence that ginger may help reduce nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Many women experience nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, also known as morning sickness. This can affect their overall well-being and nutritional status. Ginger can reduce these symptoms and help you maintain a healthy diet during pregnancy.

Ginger and safety

If you suffer from morning sickness, ginger tea may be a good idea to try. Ginger is known to reduce the symptoms of nausea and vomiting. The only thing to be aware of is that there are some concerns about using ginger during pregnancy.

Although ginger is generally considered safe, taking ginger during pregnancy can cause some side effects such as heartburn, diarrhea and abdominal pain. So if you decide to drink ginger tea, pay close attention to how your body reacts to it and discontinue use if you experience any side effects

In short, ginger tea can be an effective means of reducing morning sickness during pregnancy. But be careful and use it in moderation, and pay close attention to any side effects. If you are unsure or have any questions about using ginger during pregnancy, talk to your doctor or midwife.

Recommended amount

Despite these concerns, ginger is generally considered safe during pregnancy when consumed in moderation. The recommended amount is no more than 1 gram of ginger per day. This corresponds to about half a teaspoon of ginger powder or 10 grams of fresh ginger. It is also important to consult your doctor before consuming ginger during pregnancy.

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Fortunately, there is a perfect and easy way to make ginger tea: the Island Ginger jamu. This jamu is an Indonesian drink made from organic ginger, a herbal tea without caffeine, tamarind, lime and some coconut sugar. It's a delicious way to enjoy the benefits of ginger. Simply add a splash to your cup of warm water and enjoy!

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