v8 or similar veg juice

  • yvrlabrat

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    Jan 19, 2009 12:46 AM GMT
    what would you count a can of v8 as in the meal plan? 1 veg? ideas?
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    Jan 19, 2009 1:23 AM GMT
    I would count it as 2-3. I love the stuff, especially the blue top V8 juice.
  • yvrlabrat

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    Jan 19, 2009 1:24 AM GMT
    well thank you very much...i have broken the meal plan down to the numbers of serving of each group per day...just dont want to catch myself out and wondering why its not working
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    Jan 19, 2009 1:32 AM GMT
    I dont trust the nutritional value of such commercially processed foods. I prefer to juice my own.

    http://www.harvestessentials.com/ommo80sigeju.html

    This site gives the nutritional value of foods: http://whfoods.com/foodstoc.php

    Orange-Carrot juice is my favorite. I use 3 oranges and 2 big carrots

    Oranges
    1.00 each

    vitamin C ... excellent
    dietary fiber ... very good
    folate ... good
    vitamin B1 (thiamin) ... good
    potassium ... good
    vitamin A ... good
    calcium ... good


    Carrots, raw
    1.00 cup

    vitamin A ... excellent
    vitamin K ... very good
    vitamin C ... very good
    dietary fiber ... very good
    potassium ... very good
    vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) ... good
    manganese ... good
    molybdenum ... good
    vitamin B1 (thiamin) ... good
    vitamin B3 (niacin) ... good
    phosphorus ... good
    magnesium ... good
    folate ... good

    ...and fresh veggies have more than just vitamins and minerals in the form of phytonutrients that give strong health benefits.
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    Jan 19, 2009 1:36 AM GMT
    V-8 can be the foundation of an interesting Bloody Mary, however. icon_biggrin.gif
  • yvrlabrat

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    Jan 19, 2009 1:56 AM GMT
    ah yes healthy cocktail lol

    thnaks for the recipe, i will try it
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    Jan 19, 2009 2:04 AM GMT
    I love a few of the V-8 Splash drinks, though I'm not sure how healthy they actually are. I don't think I've ever actually drank regular V-8. Anything that looks like Clamato tends to be a turn off. icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 19, 2009 2:14 AM GMT
    Get the 'green top' LOW SODIUM. There's a hella of alot of salt in V-8. I have a serving every morning---and hate the stuff lol.
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    Jan 19, 2009 2:17 AM GMT
    Vaalie505 saidGet the 'green top' LOW SODIUM. There's a hella of alot of salt in V-8. I have a serving every morning---and hate the stuff lol.


    I love full salt V8.... then again the stuff is helpful when you have a salt deficiency...
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    Jan 19, 2009 3:10 AM GMT
    http://www.metroplexfitness.net/food_item_display.php?NDB_No=11578

    Summary Values for 100 grams Vegetable juice cocktail, canned
    Description Value Units
    Total lipid (fat) 0.0900 g
    Carbohydrate, by difference 4.5500 g
    Protein 0.6300 g
    Energy 19.0000 kcal
    Nutritional Values for Vegetable juice cocktail, canned
    USDA NDB Number
    Nutrition Database ID 11578
    USDA Food Group Number 1100
    USDA Food Group
    Short
    description VEGETABLE JUC COCKTAIL,CND
    Long
    description Vegetable juice cocktail, canned
    Company Name
    Manufacturer Name
    USDA Survey Y
    Ref Description
    Values for 100 grams
    Refuse / Waste 0
    Scientific Name
    N Factor
    Pro Factor 2.44
    Fat Factor 8.37
    CHO Factor 3.57
    All Nutritional Values for 100 grams
    10:0 0.0000 g
    12:0 0.0000 g
    14:0 0.0000 g
    16:0 0.0090 g
    16:1 undifferentiated 0.0000 g
    18:0 0.0030 g
    18:1 undifferentiated 0.0140 g
    18:2 undifferentiated 0.0360 g
    18:3 undifferentiated 0.0010 g
    18:4 0.0000 g
    20:1 0.0000 g
    20:4 undifferentiated 0.0000 g
    20:5 n-3 0.0000 g
    22:1 undifferentiated 0.0000 g
    22:5 n-3 0.0000 g
    22:6 n-3 0.0000 g
    4:0 0.0000 g
    6:0 0.0000 g
    8:0 0.0000 g
    Alcohol, ethyl 0.0000 g
    Ash 1.2100 g
    Caffeine 0.0000 mg
    Calcium, Ca 11.0000 mg
    Carbohydrate, by difference 4.5500 g
    Carotene, alpha 210.0000 mcg
    Carotene, beta 830.0000 mcg
    Cholesterol 0.0000 mg
    Copper, Cu 0.2000 mg
    Cryptoxanthin, beta 0.0000 mcg
    Energy 19.0000 kcal
    Energy 78.0000 kj
    Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 0.0140 g
    Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 0.0380 g
    Fatty acids, total saturated 0.0130 g
    Fiber, total dietary 0.8000 g
    Folate, DFE 21.0000 mcg_DFE
    Folate, food 21.0000 mcg
    Folate, total 21.0000 mcg
    Folic acid 0.0000 mcg
    Iron, Fe 0.4200 mg
    Lutein + zeaxanthin 80.0000 mcg
    Lycopene 9660.0000 mcg
    Magnesium, Mg 11.0000 mg
    Manganese, Mn 0.1000 mg
    Niacin 0.7260 mg
    Pantothenic acid 0.2660 mg
    Phosphorus, P 17.0000 mg
    Potassium, K 193.0000 mg
    Protein 0.6300 g
    Retinol 0.0000 mcg
    Riboflavin 0.0280 mg
    Selenium, Se 0.5000 mcg
    Sodium, Na 270.0000 mg
    Sugars, total 3.3000 g
    Theobromine 0.0000 mg
    Thiamin 0.0430 mg
    Tocopherol, beta 0.0000 mg
    Tocopherol, delta 0.0000 mg
    Tocopherol, gamma 0.0000 mg
    Total lipid (fat) 0.0900 g
    Vitamin A, IU 1558.0000 IU
    Vitamin A, RAE 78.0000 mcg_RAE
    Vitamin B-12 0.0000 mcg
    Vitamin B-12, added 0.0000 mcg
    Vitamin B-6 0.1400 mg
    Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 27.7000 mg
    Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 0.3200 mg
    Vitamin E, added 0.0000 mg
    Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 5.3000 mcg
    Water 93.5200 g
    Zinc, Zn 0.2000 mg
    Common measurements of this item
    Amount Measure Gram
    Value
    1 cup 242
    6 fl oz 182
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    Jan 19, 2009 3:11 AM GMT
    You can download the PCS20 food calculator from the USDA.

    Logan is going to re-write the food calculator on metroplexfitness.net one of these days, or I, will. It's on our list.
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    Jan 19, 2009 3:27 AM GMT
    chuckystud saidYou can download the PCS20 food calculator from the USDA.

    Logan is going to re-write the food calculator on metroplexfitness.net one of these days, or I, will. It's on our list.


    Are you using the same data set as the folks at http://www.nutritiondata.com/?
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    Jan 19, 2009 3:28 AM GMT
    V-8 was created in 1933 and was little known. Campbell Soup bought it in 1948 and began an aggressive national marketing campaign, about the time I also came on the scene. Early US TV was full of their ads. I drank it a lot in the 1950s, when it was still considered a new & different alternative to tomato juice, and I really did like it.

    The original blend consisted of 8 vegetables (hence the name), starting with an 87% tomato base, the other 7 being beets, celery, carrots, lettuce, parsley, watercress, and spinach. I don't have any on hand here to see what other things are in it today, but I would think the basic ingredients are all healthy vegetables and good for you, any insidious preservatives & flavorings aside.

    In fact, this thread has made me decide to get some my next trip to the supermarket. (Or ask my partner to get it, since I despise grocery stores, and only go to them under duress) A V-8 Bloody Mary sounds quite yummy, haven't had one in a while. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 19, 2009 3:33 AM GMT
    Paradox, I have no idea what data set they are using. We use the PCS 20 data from the USDA.

    Looks like they came out with PCS21 now.

    Here you go:

    http://www.ars.usda.gov/Services/docs.htm?docid=5720

    http://www.ars.usda.gov/Services/docs.htm?docid=8964

    http://www.ars.usda.gov/Services/docs.htm?docid=17478
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    Jan 19, 2009 4:10 AM GMT
    Dammit, now I gotta' run to Wally World and get some vegetable juice. Love the stuff.

    FYI, if you are a hard-training Real Jock, you will need the sodium, anyway.
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    Jan 19, 2009 4:12 AM GMT
    Vag juice tastes like tuna.
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    Jan 19, 2009 4:12 AM GMT
    The old saying..."You get past the belly button and start smelling fish, it's time to get out of there."
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    Jan 19, 2009 5:11 AM GMT
    I readily guzzle the low sodium variety, I begrudgingly eat veggies so the juice assists me.

    I've started drinking a litre the day before a marathon and watch out...Speedy Gonzales emerges.
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    Jan 19, 2009 5:18 AM GMT
    V8 will give you salt and sugar !!!
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    Jan 19, 2009 8:22 AM GMT
    Which is absolutely perfect post workout.

    It's important to listen to your body.
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    Jan 19, 2009 11:27 AM GMT
    chuckystud saidWhich is absolutely perfect post workout.

    It's important to listen to your body.


    I agree V8 juice is great after a long workout. I have had a V8 juice and vodka and nicknamed it a "Bloody William" icon_lol.gif It is pretty good actually.
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    Jan 19, 2009 11:56 AM GMT
    V8 Yum