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Prodigy06
07-08-2006, 05:10 PM
The bottle says it counts as a serving of fruit / veg, but is it really as good as the real thing?

Stray
07-08-2006, 06:03 PM
I wouldn't think so due to what is excluded in the processing, namely alot of the fiber. Not to mention all the extra stuff they add to it to make it taste better or preserve it....

The following all constitutes as one serving:

* One medium-size fruit
* 1/2 cup raw, cooked, frozen or canned fruits (in 100% juice) or vegetables
* 3/4 cup (6 oz.) 100% fruit or vegetable juice
* 1/2 cup cooked, canned or frozen legumes (beans and peas)
* 1 cup raw, leafy vegetables
* 1/4 cup dried fruit

I'd take the 1/2 cup raw, cooked, frozen or canned fruits (in 100% juice) or vegetables over the juice anyday.

JimR
07-08-2006, 06:10 PM
The bottle says it counts as a serving of fruit / veg, but is it really as good as the real thing?

I would actually say the V8 is better just comparing it to a tomato. 1 medium tomato only has 1 gram of fiber. So,thats not a big issue. 6 ounces of V8 has 4 times the lycopene than the medium tomato.

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
07-08-2006, 08:11 PM
Reconstituted vegetable juice. Yum. You might be better off just buying a juicer and making your own "V8".

Paul Stagg
07-08-2006, 09:16 PM
It's better than nothing.

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
07-08-2006, 09:44 PM
I get the lower sodium V8. It tastes funny when it's in the metal cans though, so I get the plastic bottles.

PhilsterT
07-08-2006, 09:56 PM
Low sodium vegetable juice is where it's at.

djreef
07-10-2006, 10:56 AM
I drank the low sodium version for about a year, then it started jacking with my gut. Bad run? I dunno.

DJ