Can You Drink Red Bull During Pregnancy?

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By Lyndsay Hall | Updated on Dec 8, 2023
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Red Bull isn’t recommended during pregnancy, and there are a few reasons why.

Although it’s not overly high in caffeine, it does contain some ingredients that haven’t been thoroughly researched for safe consumption during pregnancy. Red Bull also contains a whopping 26 grams of sugar per can, which is equivalent to six and a half teaspoons. Energy drink or not, it’s beneficial to be mindful of your sugar intake during pregnancy1 , or really any period of your life. This recommendation is not specific to Red Bull by any means—many energy drinks tend to have similar compositions.

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  1. Rosa Casas, Sara Castro Barquero, and Ramon Estruch"Impact of Sugary Food Consumption on Pregnancy: A Review"Rosa Casas,1,2,* Sara Castro Barquero,1,2 and Ramon Estruch, vol. 12, no. 11Nov 22, 2020https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7700555/#:~:text=High%20simple%20sugar%20intake%20during,GDM%2C%20preeclampsia%20and%20preterm%20birth..


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Can You Drink Red Bull During Pregnancy?

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By Lyndsay Hall | Updated on Dec 8, 2023
Image for article Can You Drink Red Bull During Pregnancy?

Red Bull isn’t recommended during pregnancy, and there are a few reasons why.

Although it’s not overly high in caffeine, it does contain some ingredients that haven’t been thoroughly researched for safe consumption during pregnancy. Red Bull also contains a whopping 26 grams of sugar per can, which is equivalent to six and a half teaspoons. Energy drink or not, it’s beneficial to be mindful of your sugar intake during pregnancy1 , or really any period of your life. This recommendation is not specific to Red Bull by any means—many energy drinks tend to have similar compositions.

Pregnant woman holding her stomach on a bed with a plant in the background

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  1. Rosa Casas, Sara Castro Barquero, and Ramon Estruch"Impact of Sugary Food Consumption on Pregnancy: A Review"Rosa Casas,1,2,* Sara Castro Barquero,1,2 and Ramon Estruch, vol. 12, no. 11Nov 22, 2020https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7700555/#:~:text=High%20simple%20sugar%20intake%20during,GDM%2C%20preeclampsia%20and%20preterm%20birth..


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