Millions of people around the world enjoy tea with their meals. Green tea is remarkably high in antioxidants, beneficial compounds that combat cellular oxidative damage. Tea is also an excellent source of a polyphenol known as epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG. In animal studies, dietary supplementation with EGCG decreased fat absorption, revved up fat metabolism, and resulted in lower overall body fat (Klaus, Pultz, Thone-Reineke, & Wolfram, 2005). Drinking EGCG-rich green tea every day may help stimulate fat loss. Begin each morning with green tea, or stir matcha green tea powder into a smoothie to jumpstart your metabolism. Then, enjoy two or three additional servings of green tea everyday for fat-burning success.