Nutrition 1 MIN READ

Chamomile Tea: Your Secret Weapon for Better Sleep and Blood Sugar Control

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Chamomile tea can provide protection against oxidative stress and regulate blood glucose in hyperglycemia, but we don’t recommend drinking a cup of this antioxidant-rich tea right after a meal; here’s why:
Chamomile is a bedtime tea. When you drink it without a sufficient gap post high-glycemic carbs like white rice or roti, it could delay the absorption of glucose from the main meal. When sugar doesn’t enter cells, it could cause a high level of sugar to build up in the bloodstream, which can lead to a delayed hyperglycemic spike.

Optimise Chamomile Tea to get all of the good, none of the bad
• Instead of pairing it with a meal, try to consume chamomile tea in isolation. It’ll improve your skin, sleep and digestion while promoting blood sugar control.
• As tea can affect the digestion process, you may want to consider keeping a minimum gap of 1.5 to 2 hours between your meals and tea.

Chamomile tea can improve insulin sensitivity and ensure better glucose management — as long as you drink it in isolation. When you consume it right after high-carb meals, it could interfere with the digestion process. That doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy it; just follow the optimisation above, and you’ll be good to go.

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