Where Im from (West Pakistan), there is an old tradition of serving Green Tea after dinner, which is meant to burn the oil & help with digestion.

From what I have read, we should drink liquids before the meal, not after.

Is there is scientific proof that green tea has any benefits, when taken after a meal? Shouldn't we be drinking it before rather than after?

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Green tea has thermogenic properties and promotes fat oxidation beyond that explained by its caffeine content per se. If green tea extract are drunk during the meal there is a proved effect of it on fat oxidation.

Efficacy of a green tea extract

  • Thank you for the answer. BTW, the link doesnt open correctly (Firefox latest here)
    – Kayote
    Commented Apr 3, 2016 at 16:08
  • The link works for me but as an option here is an another link to the article ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10584049
    – bantandor
    Commented Apr 4, 2016 at 7:36
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    @bantandor it works now because I edited it :)
    – YviDe
    Commented Apr 4, 2016 at 12:47

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