How does matcha green tea boost metabolism?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Matcha green tea contains the polyphenol EGCG, a thermogenic component believed to boost metabolism. Unlike other varieties of green tea, where you steep and discard the leaves, matcha tea is ground into a powder that completely dissolves in water. When you drink it, you ingest the tea leaves and all of their healthful nutrients. It has great antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Enjoy matcha green tea cold -- cold beverages require your body to work harder, burning more calories. For a metabolic boost, aim for 3 cups a day.
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