At SAN BLAS, we value the health and well-being of our consumers, especially pregnant women. While kombucha is a very healthy product with a long list of benefits, it is essential to keep in mind that our kombucha is an unpasteurized food.
The decision not to pasteurize our kombucha is precisely to maintain it as a drink rich in probiotics, which increase the population of beneficial bacteria in our microbiota, promoting its growth and establishing healthy colonies. These bacteria work in our favor by contributing to a balanced microbiota and reducing inflammation.
However, due to its fermented and unpasteurized nature, we do not recommend its consumption by pregnant women. Because? As it is a fermented and unpasteurized food, there is a risk that it contains potentially dangerous bacteria. Therefore, during the nine months of pregnancy, it is better to avoid its consumption. Furthermore, although it is a non-alcoholic beverage, fermentation may result in a residual amount of alcohol. During pregnancy, it is recommended to avoid any alcohol intake, as it can cross the placenta and be harmful to the fetus.
Another important aspect to consider is the presence of caffeine in the tea used to prepare kombucha. Although it is not prohibited to consume caffeine during pregnancy, it is suggested to moderate your intake, generally without exceeding 200 mg per day. Excessive consumption has been associated with possible delay in fetal growth. If you already consume coffee or tea, it is preferable to avoid the additional caffeine content present in kombucha, which is usually low (between 5 and 25 mg, depending on the type of tea).
For all these reasons, during pregnancy, we recommend opting for options such as water, waters flavored with fruits and citrus, and avoiding the consumption of unpasteurized fermented drinks such as kombucha. However, it is always important to consult these issues with your doctor or trusted health professional, who will be able to offer you personalized guidance.
At SAN BLAS, we care about the health of our consumers and want to ensure that they make informed and safe decisions during this special time.
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