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Last Updated: Dec 29, 2021

Best Time To Drink Green Tea - Know How It Impacts!

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Dr. Sanjeev Kumar SinghAyurvedic Doctor • 14 Years Exp.BAMS
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When it comes to flavor, aroma and satisfaction, there is nothing that can beat green tea. It is the most popular beverage among fitness circles, hyped a lot for its health benefits. The wonder drink is capable of helping people lose weight and improving overall health.

Have you ever thought if there’s a right time to consume green tea to get the most benefit out of this health elixir? Well, there’s definitely a time of day that you should make sure to sneak in a cup of green tea.

Best Time To Drink Green Tea

  1. Before Exercise:

    A nice cup of green tea’s got pretty much everything you’ll need to get your body on track. Drinking some green tea about half an hour before you workout can uplift your energy levels. It can definitely aid in burning fat and losing weight.

  2. After Breakfast

    Experts always suggest starting the day with something healthy! Green tea can be the first thing in the morning after breakfast for a gentle lift and a mindful approach during the day. So, eat some healthy breakfast and sip on some green goodness post it.

  3. Before And After Meals

    A lot of us have a habit to consume green tea right after we eat our meal. However, to reap the maximum out of green tea, it should ideally be consumed between the meals. It is best to drink the green goodness two hours before and after meals to get the most out of it.

  4. Green Tea At Night

    Green tea offers an array of health benefits, including better sleep if consumed at least two hours before you hit the bed. It increases the metabolism rate of your body and help you burn fat while sleeping, at the same time allowing you to wake up with a fresh mood.

When To Avoid Drinking Green Tea:

  1. Before Going To Bed

    Sipping on green tea right before bedtime comes with some downsides and may not be suitable for everyone. The caffeine content in green tea stimulates alertness and focus while reducing the feeling of tiredness-overall making it difficult to sleep. Drinking green tea at night might also increase the urge to urinate and hence interrupts your sleep due to nighttime wakings.

  2. Green Tea On An Empty Stomach

    It is usual to fill up a cup with green tea to make you sober-minded, right after turning off your alarm clock in the morning. However, for healthier tea consumption, you should stop this practice and instead consume it later in the day.

    Green tea can increase acidity in the stomach when you have no food eaten before. This may further lead to nausea, vomiting and liver problems.

    Studies also reveal that consuming green tea on an empty stomach inhibits the uptake of various nutrients like iron from food. It leads to dehydration and stimulates the release of gastric juices that might cause ulcers.


To put it simply, you can consume diluted green tea throughout the day to detox your body. It all depends on your purpose and goal to drink the green brew. However, you must not be drinking more than 3-5 cups of green tea a day, else multiple side effects might show up because of the excessive consumption. Drink green tea in the morning around 10:00 to 11:00 AM or early at night.

It is vital to recognize how much amount might be appropriate for you. This may rely on your age, health condition and purpose of consuming the green goodness.


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