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Brian Mansfield 03-01-2007 09:36 AM

What are your thoughts on V8? It seems like an easy way to add some extra veggies into your diet. I'm not subbing V8 for veggies, just in addition to.

I would imagine that getting a juicer and throwing in veggies would be best, but for convenience, V8 seems great.

Thanks for your time. Brian.

Michael Ledney 03-01-2007 11:08 AM

Makes a great Bloody Mary, but watch the sodium. 590 mg/1 block of carb.

WFS link to v8 nutrition grid

Ro Bostick 03-01-2007 12:48 PM

Personally I would avoid V8. there are better and fresher options on store shelves. the skeptic in me thinks that the quality of the vegetables used in V8 probably isn't of the highest standard. Look at the nutrition label: ``reconstituted vegetable juice blend''? sounds like they're tossing in scraps left over from the soups. And there's good reason why they have 880 mg of sodium as well as absorbic and citric acid in the can. bleh! I guess in a pinch it may be ok but I doubt your coming even close to the same level of nutrients, vitamins and enzymes you would get from eating a similar size serving of raw veggies.

David Wallach 03-01-2007 03:52 PM

be aware that the plastic bottle is 12 oz, as well. so that pumps that sodium content up near a gram!

i think i would rather chew my veggies.

Florsie Amaral 03-01-2007 06:58 PM

:rtfm:I read your V-8 ? and I say dont use V-8 products, if you can juice your own its much better for a few reasons....not just the sodium as Michael stated but I watched a horrifying documentary on V-8 :yikes:yes V-8...even though FDA approves a certain amount of rodent and rodent lets say...droppings along with other pests that are allowed on the actual conveyor belts and machines, V-8 exceeds the amount and gets away with it yummy huh? So unless your want some unwanted :puke0000:moments I say go natural

Brian Mansfield 03-02-2007 09:02 AM

Florsie, Thanks for the graphics. Really sends the message home!!!

Thanks all for the comments. Some how I figured that if something is too convenient or easy, it can't be all that good for you.

Thanks again, Brian.

Michael Ledney 03-02-2007 10:07 AM

Not to hijack the thread, but this brings to mind something that happened back in the 90's when I was waiting/bartending my way through grad school.

(WFS link about the iced tea scare of 1995).

Best part of that was the opportunity to offer "fecal-free tea" to my regulars.

PS. vokda kills coliform, right?

Ro Bostick 03-02-2007 11:16 AM

that's nothing Michael. I had a part time job in college at an oscar mayer factory. You know how they say you don't want to see how sausage is made? Then trust me you definitely don't want to know about all the ``extra ingredients'' that go into an oscar mayer wiener.

David Wallach 03-02-2007 11:55 AM

Regulations permit 11% 'unidentifyable matter' in ketchup and still retain its 'premium' rating.


So, for an 11oz bottle of ketchup, over an OUNCE can be... er... whatever falls in? yes indeed.

How much does a whole rat head weight?

Florsie Amaral 03-02-2007 02:38 PM


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