Is V8 Juice Good For You?

Have you ever wondered if V8 juice is good for you? Or what about V8 Fusion which combines 100% Fruit & Vegetable Juice, is that good for you?

I am sure you have seen those commercials on TV where someone slaps themselves on the forehead and says "I could have had a V8." Campbell Soup Company, which owns the V8 brand, pours a lot of money into advertising to suggest that their product is a healthy alternative to eating fresh vegetables.

Why this article-

The purpose for this article, is not to spew negative information about the soup company. However, I think it is reasonable, to "get the facts" and then judge, if their product is as nutritious as they would lead us to believe. My findings has lead me to believe, it is not.

Now, I am not saying that V8 juice is bad for you. I am not saying V8 Fusion is bad for you. However, compared to freshly made fruit or vegetable juice that you can make using a juicer, V8 juice is no contest.

The origin of V8 -

The V8 Vegetable Juice was invented by W.G. Peacockhas. The juice consist of tomatoes, beets, celery, carrots, lettuce, parsley, watercress, and spinach. Now, at face value this sounds great. Nevertheless here are some facts that you need to know:

According to Campbells, V8 doesn't contain preservatives. However, they also state that their juice is cooked quickly at a high temperature. Well, cooking juice at high temperatures destroys nutritious Enzymes.

Now in contrast, freshly made vegetable juice are what's called "live". The enzymes are ready to go to work helping to keep your heart, liver, kidneys, and skin healthy.

Cutting Corners

Life is too short and too precious to "cut corners" with your health. I know going to the store and stocking up on bottled juice like V8 is a lot easier than getting out your juicer and juicing fresh vegetables 5 days a week. Nevertheless if you compare the health benefits I'm sure you will find freshly made juice to be the clear winner.

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