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Is green tea bad for GERD patients?

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Dr. Doina Marina
Anti-Aging Medicine

In brief: Decaf. GT is good.

No, green tea is favorable for gerd, together with a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Decaffeinated green tea is superior for gerd relief, as caffeine may promote reflux symptoms in some patients. Japanese consume about 3 cups of green tea/day providing roughly 240-320 mg of polyphenols, the major one being egcg (epigallocatechin-3-gallate). Most studies are done for cancer- and neuroprotection.

In brief: Decaf. GT is good.

No, green tea is favorable for gerd, together with a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Decaffeinated green tea is superior for gerd relief, as caffeine may promote reflux symptoms in some patients. Japanese consume about 3 cups of green tea/day providing roughly 240-320 mg of polyphenols, the major one being egcg (epigallocatechin-3-gallate). Most studies are done for cancer- and neuroprotection.
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