Caffeine?

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  1. Swsarah

    Swsarah Well-Known Member

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    Hello ladies hope your all well

    My question is about energy drinks like red bull. Do any of of you still drink them? I don't drink tea or coffee yuck

    But I LOVE a good energy drink it picks me up in the morning the same way a coffee would I guess.

    I've read up and I know your still allowed some caffeine so why not a energy drink

    I've found this https://www.babycentre.co.uk/pregnancy/nutrition/foodsafety/caffeine/

    It says you can have two energy drinks as long as you don't go over 200mg

    What do you think? Is anyone still drinking coffee or drinking energy drinks?
    I only drink the sugar free energy cans from lidl love them
     
  2. RaychBunni

    RaychBunni Well-Known Member

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    I think you're allowed one or two of them a day. They have the same amount of caffeine as tea/coffee just they have lots of sugars and additives. I am a lucozade fan and when my morning sickness is taking it's toll and I can't eat my OH goes and gets me a lucozade and it picks me up.

    I can't have alcohol so I tend to have lime cordials and the odd energy drink with my secret sherbit supply ;)
     
  3. Swsarah

    Swsarah Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, I only have sugar free ones. I've been off them for 5 weeks as I thought they were a big no no. I've been really down today and my husband came back from the shops with some sugar free red bull and I had just half the can I needed it and gosh I feel so much better! Even if I can just have one I'll be over the moon
     
  4. Cassie10

    Cassie10 WTT After Loss

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    I actually asked my doc about this because I was drinking 3-4 Red Bulls a day before getting pregnant!! The caffeine is ok... you can have 2-3 caffeine drinks a day. It's all the other stuff in energy drinks that is not good for the little one. I've heard especially the Taurine. So I guess it's another one of those things where you use your own judgement. I'm still eating some things we're not supposed to and drinking a few canned Dr. Peppers a day but I'm staying away from the Red Bull just to be safe! :)
     
  5. RaychBunni

    RaychBunni Well-Known Member

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    Dr. Pepper has been my fix lately too. OH gets me the cans of Dr Pepper instead unless I've been having trouble eating.
     
  6. Cassie10

    Cassie10 WTT After Loss

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    I love my Dr. Pepper!! I'll have a few regular ones a day then I get the caffeine free ones. I was soooo glad I didn't have to completely give those up!
     
  7. mrsrof

    mrsrof Mum to one :)

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    i would say to plesse check the effect of taurine on a foetus. I love red bull but have not had any since my :bfp: as i'm fairly certain the taurine is to be avoided rather than the caffeine
     
  8. heidi1130

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    There is caffeine free Dr Pepper??? OMG That would be AMAZING! I can't get enough of it but have been limiting myself to 2 cans because I indulge in chocolate too and don't want to take in too much caffeine.
     
  9. AimeeM

    AimeeM Mum to 3 Boys.

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    It sayss on the can not to drink when pregnant. In fact it says it on all the energy drinks i've seen.
     
  10. tink30

    tink30 Well-Known Member

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    I woudnt drink them if you can hun, they are not very good even when yr not pregnant. If you read up on aspartamin (this will be in it if its sugar fee).. its really bad stuff..
    I would say water, milk, fruit juice, innocent smoothies, decaf teas and coffee are much better for you both xx
     
  11. Swsarah

    Swsarah Well-Known Member

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    Oh poo that's no good :(
     
  12. tink30

    tink30 Well-Known Member

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    sorry chick, if your gunna do it i would stay away from the sugar free version.. xxx think they will make you slump pretty fast 2... i was addicted and ive dropped them along with the full caffeine coffee's and im starting to have lots more energy now rather than the high and the low.. it took about 2 weeks xxx water in the heat is so so good for you.. have something carby to boost yr energy level ..hugs xxx
     

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