We test three wellness drinks which claim to hydrate and give you energy | The Sun

HEALTH and wellness drinks are big business.

But there are some which are high in sugar and caffeine that are best avoided – especially those that claim to hydrate you and give you energy.

Thankfully, there are others which really can help with your health.

JANE ATKINSON tries three different types of health drink to see how they fare.


RECENTLY launched in the UK, Sweden’s Vitamin Well is a non-fizzy drink with added vitamins and minerals.

There are ten flavours with different ingredients for specific benefits.
The range includes Elevate, Hydrate, Antioxidant and Reload.


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I tried Recover after a sweaty, dehydrating hot yoga session.

It has vitamin B12 and folic acid to reduce fatigue, plus magnesium which is great for electrolyte balance.

The main ingredient is water, which is no bad thing, but the second is fructose, a type of sugar.

It had a lovely peachy taste and is really refreshing.

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You could make your own version with tap water and vitamin pills but this is great if you want convenience. £23.99 for 12 bottles, amazon.co.uk.


BELIEVE it or not, this is an oil called MCT that you whizz up in coffee to make a healthy drink.

MCTs (medium chain triglycerides) are fats derived from coconut oil that help you feel full and burn body fat, boost your energy and improve gut health.

MCT is great for low-carb diets or if, like me, you are trying to fast, as it doesn’t break it.

I tried Pure C8 MCT Oil by WillPowders, a firm fronted by former Hollyoaks actress Davinia Taylor.

I whizzed a teaspoon in and ended up with an amazing creamy coffee that filled me up and helped me last 16 hours without cravings.

It barely has any taste and gives a lovely richness – but if you have too much it can bloat you.

155kcal per tbsp. From £20.89 for 500ml, willpowders. com/products/mct-oil


KEFIR is a fermented pouring yoghurt that originates from the Caucasus region between the Black and Caspian Sea.

The milk drink is high in nutrients and probiotics so it is great for digestion and gut health.

It is also full of calcium and vitamin K2 – which is important for calcium metabolism.

Now you can get bottles delivered to your door as The Modern Milkman has just started selling it.

Open an account and order by 8pm for next-day delivery – and the firm will collect your empties too.

I made a breakfast smoothie which was tangy and filling.

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This version is also cheaper than most of the ones in supermarkets. £2 for a pint.

See themodernmilkman.co.uk.

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