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Old 08-16-2008, 10:57 PM   #1
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Is it really a true source of veggies? What about that V8-V fusion juice? I love V8 and I bought the low sodium V8 which tastes just as good as the regular V8. I'm just curious of the claim that it made saying it has a serving of veggies per 8oz.
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Yes and no. It will give you all the vitamins and nutrients of a serving of veggies. It doesn't give you the fiber or the bulk of eating those veggies whole.

But V8 is a good way to add *some* veggies to your diet - just don't rely on it to add *all* your veggies.

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Better to have V8 than no veggies at all.
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Old 08-17-2008, 09:53 AM   #4
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I agree with Bargoo. I only drink the low sodium kind though. Tastes better to me anyway!
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Old 08-19-2008, 05:53 PM   #5
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I sooo love V-8 low sodium!! It's a great way to start your day.
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Old 11-08-2008, 10:08 PM   #6
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I drink a V-8 every morning with breakfast. I can't stand the low sodium kind, so I drink plenty of water the rest of the day to flush out the sodium.
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Old 11-09-2008, 01:34 PM   #7
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I can't stand V-8 ahaha tastes like cold tomato soup. I usually have to plug my nose while drinking it =(
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Very very interesting!!!
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Same for V8 fusion? The claim is that it's a serving a fruit and a serving of veggies.
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i tried it the fusion is the best but is it really good for you?
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For as much veggies as v8 claims to have, it has very little fiber. So I'd say that it may get you quite a bit of vitamins from the veggies but you don't get the full effect as they are really juicing it and stripping away lots of the fiber.

I love veggies but hate v8 or similar.
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For as much veggies as v8 claims to have, it has very little fiber. So I'd say that it may get you quite a bit of vitamins from the veggies but you don't get the full effect as they are really juicing it and stripping away lots of the fiber.

I love veggies but hate v8 or similar.
Yeah, I agree with this totally. Even down to the loving veggies, hating V8 or similar.

One needs to *chew* their veggies to get the full affects of them, not drink them.
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I love V8, but tend to not count it as a veggie serving. Probably the same reason as Robin & Nelie - doesn't feel like a veggie to me.

Though, as someone else also said, I did drink a lot of it when I was eating no vegetables at all because it was better than nothing.
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:31 PM   #14
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I like it, and it probably doesn't spike blood sugar as much as o.j. or another fruit juice would.

I buy a multi-pack of low sodium cans and keep them at work. I often have one w/lunch.

I "sort of" count it as a vegetable. I've never tried the fusion version. Is it added sugar?
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Old 05-17-2009, 07:05 PM   #15
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They make a high fiber V8 juice that I find very yummy. In an 8 oz serving there are 60 calories, 0g fat, and 5g fiber. If any one is following weight watchers, this makes for 0 points.
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