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The latest functional beverage you might have seen on the shelves is something called a "wellness shot." Often appearing in little 2-ounce bottles, you'll commonly find them at your local market, or sitting in the cool case at your coffee joint or juice bar. But what are these little wonder drinks that promise everything from energy and mood enhancements to immunity boosts?
Should You Be Taking a Wellness Shot?
Wellness shots are essentially condensed and concentrated cold-pressed juices designed to boost immunity, give you a jolt of plant-based energy, or naturally reduce bloat and rev your metabolism.
They usually pack a ton of nutrients in a tiny volume of liquid (generally 2 to 3 ounces). The OG of wellness shots is one made of wheatgrass, but we have come a long way since those first emerged in the1990s.
Today, wellness shots typically contain turmeric, ginger, apple cider vinegar, and other vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant-rich ingredients that come from fruits, vegetables, roots and spices. They generally taste strong, bitter with a bit of zing; so brace yourself as you take a small swig.
What Health Benefits do Wellness Shots Provide?
The benefits of wellness shots are a function of what real ingredients are in the bottle. Nutrients and other ingredients like roots, fruits, flowers, and spices vary between brands and flavors. Ginger, for instance, is good to reduce nausea and is inflammatory; turmeric is also good for inflammation and boosts immunity; wheatgrass is packed with vitamins A, C, and E and is abundant in calcium and iron-- all immunity and energy helpers. These are just a few of the typical ingredients you'll find in wellness shots. Still, there is little research that wellness shots have a direct effect on long term health, however, we know these nutrients are good for the body-- many studies have shown that the typical ingredients found in wellness shots have positive effects on your body and your mind.
"Food is our first medicine," reminds Sylvie Beljanski, a health and wellness educator and author of Winning The War on Cancer. "Every time we choose to put something healthy in our mouths, we will nourish our cells, and just as importantly, we save ourselves from the temptation of eating something unhealthy." Beljanski hits a vital point; In many cases a functional drink is a better option than reaching for something like a soda or empty-calorie beverage without any nutrients to speak of. After a wellness hit, you may, actually, feel energized and that nutrient dose could be satisfying a craving for a sweet, or deter you from a processed snack or sugary drink you may have otherwise reached for.
Health experts warn that the amounts of vitamins and minerals in a wellness shot are usually small, so they should not be a substitute for getting vitamins and nutrients from whole foods or a substitute for taking a multivitamin. All plants by themselves have vitamins, minerals, fiber, and health-boosting phytochemicals, so do not assume your wellness shot should replace your salad greens and other healthy plant-based foods.
Whether or not to spend your hard-earned money on wellness shots (it can add up day after day) is a personal choice. A lot of people swear by these tonics; they claim their shots have warded off colds, given them more energy, helped them sleep better, and even improved their skin. Everybody is different, so we recommend trying them out and keeping a journal to see how you feel after taking each one, to see if you can quantify a measurable difference in your life. Or simply sip do that shot, and know that you're taking one more plant-based step towards being healthy!
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