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A 16-year-old female asked:

Can i drink green tea though my stomach is acidic?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Green tea: Your stomach (and mine & everyone else's) is supposed to be acidic. So drink green tea if you want. Base your decision on continuing to drink green tea upon whether or not you feel worse. But there's no empiric answer for everyone. Most tolerate green tea just fine.
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A 27-year-old male asked:

Why do I feel like my stomach is soury when i drink green tea?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Green Tea: I am not sure. Green tea (& others) contains polyphenols which are a type of tannin. That may be a contributing factor.
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Saudi Arabia
A 28-year-old male asked:

Why my stomach becomes acidic after drinking tea?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Tea contains: Tannic acid, especially green tea. Tannins are found in plants. You might switch to herbal teas and see if it makes a difference.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

Could it be okay to drink green tea with empty stomach?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Yes: There are some people who are sensitive to the tannins in tea and get upset stomach. But it is fine for most people. Would limit to 5 cups per day to avoid potential side effects.
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Qatar
A 22-year-old male asked:

Early morning empty stomach drinking green tea good or bad??

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Green Tea: Green tea on an empty stomach is fine unless you experience GI upset with green tea. Recommend a maximum of 5 cups per day.
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Mt Sinai, NY
A 29-year-old male asked:

Why would green tea on an empty stomach cause nauseous every time I drink it?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Nausea, Green Tea: I understand your discomfort. Green tea contains Tannins which stimulate stomach to secrete more acid. If you have peptic ulcer an acid reflux problem, green tea can cause nausea. You can reduce nausea by taking green tea after a meal. Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Meditation. See a physician if you have heartburn, pain in the stomach and Reflux; discuss effects of Green Tea.
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Last updated Oct 24, 2017

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