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V8 Vegetable Juice


#1

Is this a good source of "vegetables" for a diet?

It says 2 full servings of vegetables per can.

Its got:

14g carbs
3g fiber
11g sugars
3g protein

The only thing that threw me was 880mg of sodium. Isnt that a bit high?

Also, I'd be having at least one other serving of broccoli or spinach to get my green veggies in.


#2

get the low sodium V8


#3

You're better off eating your vegetables whenever possible. But if you're in a hurry, it's better than nothing. Just don't rely exclusively on it as your vegetable source.


#4

I've been using the Bolthouse Farms brand in my chili. It tastes great!

8 oz. 67 calories
458mg sodium
760mg potassium
14g carbs
2g fiber
8g sugar
2g protein and all natural


#5

The low-sodium variety is great when you're pinched for time.

Tastes good too.


#6

So in other words it aint the best thing but it aint the worst?


#7

Exactly. a good addition IMO to real veggies or when one is pressed for time.