5 Wellness Shots To Improve Overall Health

It seems that all of the recent health-related news is focused on immune health, or how to keep the immune system strong. You should always aim to strengthen the immune system, but you shouldn’t neglect the rest of the body. Your overall wellness is of the utmost importance and the health shots in this article use fresh ingredients that offer a wide range of nutrients.

Synthetic vs Natural Nutrients: Does It Matter?

Some people swear by the vitamins they take and can’t imagine life without them. The average American doesn’t get enough nutrients from diet alone, and this is primarily due to the Standard American Diet. Roughly 50% of the American population takes synthetic nutrients like multivitamins. The debate is whether or not these synthetic vitamins offer the same benefits as natural nutrients. Some argue that synthetic nutrients can be dangerous, depending on the ingredients and processing.

Synthetic Nutrients: Typically made artificially in an industrial process, synthetic nutrients exist in capsule, tablet, liquid, or powder form. They are made to mimic how natural nutrients act in our bodies.

Natural Nutrients: These are obtained via diet from whole food sources. It is optimal to get your nutrients from whole foods because they are free of chemicals. Note that certain companies, like Dherbs Inc., use natural nutrients to make supplements by only using natural plants, herbs, or plant extracts.

We must not forget that plant-based foods, especially fresh fruits and vegetables, contain the freshest, chemical-free forms of nutrients. Additionally, different food combinations can assist with nutrient absorption and help increase the bioavailability of other nutrients. For example, the body absorbs turmeric more easily when consumed with black pepper.

Time For Shots:

While these may not be the shots that you look forward to, they are extremely beneficial for the body. All five of these vibrantly colored and intensely flavored shots can assist with maintaining overall wellness. Let us know which one you like most in the comments below.

Iron Shot

Don’t let your iron levels get low! Low iron levels have been associated with fatigue and dizziness. Take this tasty green shot that works to improve the delivery of oxygen throughout the body. You may find that you get an energy boost!

Ingredients:

  • ½ pineapple, peeled and chopped
  • 1 handful of parsley
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 tablespoon liquid chlorophyll

Instructions:

  • Add the pineapple, parsley, and coconut water to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a glass jar. Discard the solids.
  • Stir in the chlorophyll and mix well. Take the shot!

Immune-Boosting Shot

Turmeric joins forces with ginger in this wellness shot to help enhance immune function. And as we mentioned earlier, the pinch of black pepper helps to increase turmeric’s bioavailability.

Ingredients:

  • 2 (1-inch) pieces of ginger root, peeled and chopped
  • 8 tangerines, juiced
  • ¾ cup filtered water
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • pinch of black pepper

Instructions:

  • Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a glass jar. Discard the solids.
  • Take the shot and enjoy!

Flu Shot

You’ll be craving more of this once you take a shot of this magical elixir. Containing ginger and turmeric, this shot helps to improve sinus function, reduce swelling, and alkalize the body.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oranges, juiced
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 3-inch piece of ginger root, peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 4 black peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey

Instructions:

  • Add the orange juice, lemon juice, ginger, turmeric, and black pepper to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a glass jar. Discard the solids.
  • Stir in the honey, screw the lid on the jar, and shake well to combine.
  • Enjoy this anytime of day.

Morning Energizer Shot

This tangy shot is perfect for anyone who enjoys working out in the morning. It contains ingredients that help you put a little pep in your step!

Ingredients:

  • 1 beet, peeled and chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup pineapple, cubed
  • 1 lemon, juiced

Instructions:

  • Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. You may need to add a little bit of filtered water to ease the blending process.
  • Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a glass jar. Discard the solids.
  • Take the shot before your morning workout for best results.

Skin Shot

The skin is the largest organ in the body, so let’s treat it right! This shot contains ingredients that are rich in vitamin C, which is an important nutrient for healthy skin cells.

Ingredients:

  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ¾ cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1 tablespoon rose water, food grade

Instructions:

  • Add the lemon juice, pomegranate seeds, and water to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a glass jar. Discard the solids.
  • Stir in the rose water, screw the lid on the jar, and shake well to combine.
  • You can enjoy this daily to improve the health of your skin.

Sources:

https://blog.hellofresh.com/ginger-shot/amp/
https://activevegetarian.com/recipes/3-powerful-wellness-shots-no-juicer-required/
https://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/health-boosting-wellness-shots-juice-recipes/

2020-03-25T15:53:47-07:00