Confessions of a V-8 Addictby Sonja Rose on Aug. 26, 2010, under Health
V-8 is one of the most perfect drinks available in the modern world today. I find myself getting a little shaky if I don’t have at least three 5.5 ounce cans of it per day — thus, the addiction.
That amount equals over three servings of vegetables per day — I love it!
Besides also being tasty, V-8 is low in calories and has zero fat grams. This makes it the perfect food for living the thin lifestyle!
V-8 is chock full of seven different types of vegetables, and is full of lycopene — which is mostly found in tomatoes (V-8 is 87% tomato juice). Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that protects against cell damage. In an 8-oz. glass of V-8, there is four times as much lycopene as is found in a medium-sized tomato. An 8-oz. glass of V-8 also contains as much potassium as a medium-sized banana.
My favorite snack is a 5.5 ounce can of V-8 and about 15 almonds — low calorie and heart healthy, and extremely satisfying. Perhaps this is why my blood pressure is only 112/62?
Consuming V-8 can also make up for a less-than-perfect diet, and still let you stay thin and healthy, as seen in this YouTube V-8 commercial:
V-8 offers a low-sodium version for those trying to cut down on salt; 70% less. There is also Spicy V8, V-8 fruit drinks and now V-8 soups. And, V-8 is completely gluten-free!
At 30 calories per 5.5 ounces, V-8 is really quite a bargain dietwise. I buy my V-8 by the case at Sam’s Club for around $10.00, which lasts me over a week. Not bad for a V-8 addiction!