W. Elk Diet’s motto means concentrate on positivity

Printed 5:07 pm Wednesday, June 28, 2023

By Angela Cutrer

Star correspondent

Beth Oluwadare is the brand new co-owner of W. Elk Diet, a enterprise that’s been on the town for 3 years now, two below a special proprietor. Oluwadare and her mom, Robin Matherly, and different associate Scarlett Gouge have excessive hopes for the enterprise, particularly since their choices present Elizabethton with wholesome alternate options.

“I initially grew up right here,” Oluwadare stated. “Then I moved to Georgia and there I began working in diet golf equipment. I felt a distinction in my well being and the way I felt consuming these teas.

“Once I had the chance to come back again right here and convey that data with me, I wished to provide again to this group and assist out with wholesome drinks.”

Oluwadare and her companions cheekily name themselves “wholesome bartenders” with a motto of “POSITI-tea” with their teas.

“I researched quite a bit and noticed that Tennessee was one of many high 10 to twenty states recognized for despair,” she stated. “Round right here [in Elizabethton] there’s a lot occurring and I assumed perhaps we might make the world somewhat bit extra optimistic. That’s what I wish to do [with this business].”

W. Elk Diet is open Monday by way of Friday from 6 a.m. to five p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Not solely do we offer dietary teas, however we offer name ins and shortly, we’ll have supply as nicely,” she added.

Oluwadare stated their largest sellers to date are the speciality teas and meal-replacement drinks, most of which embody 24 grams of protein and vegetables and fruit. “They’ve quite a lot of hydration in them, so they’re good for each adults and children,” she stated.

One instance is the “Soiled Myrtle” specialty tea. It’s stated to be good for power, psychological readability and focus with its black tea, inexperienced tea and Oolong tea for power and a metabolism enhance; Ginseng and Guarana teas for focus and psychological alertness; nutritional vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B12 and C; and it’s Stevia sweetened. This tea is claimed to additionally assist with digestion. It has 44 energy, 7g whole carbs, 1g of sugar, zero fats, 160mg of caffeine and seven.5g of protein. Prospects can add roughly as they see match.

Oluwadare stated {that a} grand re-opening on the close to horizon will embody video games and inflatables for youngsters. “We’re a household pleasant enterprise,” she stated. “And we would like our clients to know their complete household is welcomed right here. We invite everybody, even the kids, to come back in and go to with us and perhaps get on considered one of our applications.”