Tea after meals helps or hurts digestion?

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Tea after meals helps or hurts digestion?

Post by SparklesonPages » 05 Apr 2018, 11:37

Okay so I’m obsessed with tea. Most reports say that a cup of tea after meals can help with digestion. I have recently read that it may hinder proper digestion?
What do you think ?

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Post by Omah_Jay » 06 Apr 2018, 06:00

I think it depends on one's digestive system. Like the saying "one man food is another man poison" Eat what is good for your health. If you enjoy a cup of tea after a meal and you feel good about it, continue then.

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Post by SparklesonPages » 07 Apr 2018, 00:18

Omah_Jay wrote:
06 Apr 2018, 06:00
I think it depends on one's digestive system. Like the saying "one man food is another man poison" Eat what is good for your health. If you enjoy a cup of tea after a meal and you feel good about it, continue then.
Isn't that the truth. Do what you love eh?

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Post by Narmatha » 07 Apr 2018, 00:59

It hurts digestion process because tea leaves are acidic and will interfere in your digestion....Moreover, it will also interfere in iron absorption....better not to take tea immediately after meals...give a gap of 2 hrs and then take tea

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Post by tanya shukla » 11 Apr 2018, 11:25

I guess good hot green tea helps with the digestion, I often have a cup after having a meal.

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Post by SparklesonPages » 11 Apr 2018, 13:56

Narmatha wrote:
07 Apr 2018, 00:59
It hurts digestion process because tea leaves are acidic and will interfere in your digestion....Moreover, it will also interfere in iron absorption....better not to take tea immediately after meals...give a gap of 2 hrs and then take tea
Ah yes, I've heard that it hinders iron absorption. That's an excellent point!

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Post by SparklesonPages » 11 Apr 2018, 13:58

tanya shukla wrote:
11 Apr 2018, 11:25
I guess good hot green tea helps with the digestion, I often have a cup after having a meal.
I suppose it depends on the tea. Great point Tanya, green tea may offer a better alternative for tea lovers such as myself.

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Post by crediblereading2 » 11 Apr 2018, 14:56

There are many varieties of herbs that are used to make tea. It is wise to conduct a proper research on them prior to ingestion.

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Post by kastle » 12 Apr 2018, 16:49

I think it depends on the tea, but I usually have my dose of tea in the mornings, and it helps my energy level through the whole day.

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Post by lbhatters » 12 Apr 2018, 21:30

Hot water has been proven to help the digestion, so hot tea should also since it's mostly hot water.
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Post by Allie_L » 12 Apr 2018, 21:45

I had an unknown digestive issue for three weeks this past winter where I either I couldn't keep what I ate down, or I would get severe cramps shortly after eating (doctor said it wasn't the flu but further tests didn't show what else it could be either). Anyway I started drinking fennel tea after trying to eat, and this did help a bit, especially with the nausea. So I stand by the proper teas being a cure-all.

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Post by P0tt3ry » 27 Apr 2018, 23:54

It really does depend on the type of tea. Peppermint tea after a meal can be very relaxing and soothing. A cup of tea before eating can help with dieting. Fennel or licorice tea increases mucus production, relaxs muscles, and helps with acid stomach and irritable bowels. I think there may be a few books about herbal medicine that could shed some light on your question.

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Post by Britty01 » 28 Apr 2018, 05:31

Glad you found the tea helped you Allie. As a Brit, I love tea though I do not drink as much as in the past. I do enjoy a cup of tea before or after a meal. I am started to grow herbs now so I am looking forward to making mint tea.

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Post by simplymica26 » 30 Jun 2018, 02:25

I also love drinking tea after meal and I always drink green tea. So far it doesn't give any bad effects in my digestion.

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Post by Charlaigne » 30 Jun 2018, 07:23

When I'm feeling bloated after a meal (after eating too much rich food or just too much, lol) I drink peppermint tea. It helps greatly.
I rarely drink black tea any more. My gut feels weird afterwards. I stick to rooibos and herbal teas mostly.
That fennel tea sounds interesting. Never seen it being sold anywhere. Do you make your own?

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