Adding more vegetables to our daily diet is widely considered to be one of the greatest things that we can possibly do to improve our health. The problem that many of us encounter is that we do not know how to cook vegetables or we simply don’t like to eat them in the first place. For several years now, one of the offered alternatives to a plate full of broccoli is to just drink a glass of V8 vegetable juice instead. While no perfect substitute, there are actually some reasons why you may want to reach for a V8.
V8 Is Low In Calories
When you consider that the majority of us reach for soft drinks and juices rather than plain, easy water, it is hard to overlook the fact that V8 is quite a little lower in calories than many other beverages. While this is still quite a little more than you would find in water, which has none at all, it is a lot better than the 120 to 200 calories found in soda pop and juice.
V8 Has Vitamins
The fact that it is made up almost entirely of vegetable juice, it stands to reason that there is going to be some good nutrition packed away in these bottles. While it may not be a multivitamin, it’s not too bad either.
V8 Is Better Than Most Fruit Juices
The problem that you encounter over and over again in regards to fruit juice, and this is just as true when it comes to the V8 Splash line of juices, is they are full of sugar, generally in the shape of high fructose corn syrup. Repeated studies have found that elevated levels of excess sugar in the diet, especially the rapidly digestible forms found in drinks, contribute to weight gain and the development of type 2 diabetes.
While by no means the ideal vegetable replacement that it is marketed as, V8 vegetable juice does indeed have many contributing factors that justify giving it a second look the next time you pass by it from the supermarket. High in vitamins, low in sugar, and low in calories, V8 may be tasty and relatively healthy beverage for those times when plain water just won’t do.