It’s Monday, and many of us are fueling our morning with a cup of coffee. But if you’re trying to get pregnant, you’d be wise to reduce your caffeine intake and ultimately eliminate it. Caffeine activates the adrenal glands, two small endocrine glands that regulate the stress response. By activating the adrenals, you are increasing stress and potentially impairing your ability to get pregnant.
In addition to adrenal fatigue, excessive caffeine can contribute to digestive issues, anxiety and cardiovascular issues. Coffee is not the only culprit; tea, most sodas and hot chocolate all contain caffeine.
That might be a lot to hear on a Monday morning. So let’s start in steps. Make your first beverage of the day a glass of warm water with lemon. It’s so good for you – it helps digestion and hydrates you. Then have an herbal tea. If you need to wean yourself from caffeine, try green tea after your lemon water. It has small amounts of caffeine, and the benefit of powerful antioxidants. In the afternoon, swap out your caffeine for an herbal tea. There are so many healing benefits of herbal teas – I’ll cover that in another blog post soon.
Soon, herbal tea will become your new morning and afternoon ritual, a healing and health promoting one.
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