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Old November 28th, 2006, 05:05 PM
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V8 Juice? good vegetable replacement?

I was wondering if the V8 vegetable juice would make a good replacement for the vegetables in any of the meals. I understand that nothing can be as good as eating actual vegetables, but i was wondering if this would be good for an "emergency" vegetable serving? Or should i spend my money elsewhere?
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Old November 28th, 2006, 06:28 PM
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Use GREENS+ instead . .juice ( especially canned) has been processed such that the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, etc. are minimized or outright gone . .
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Old November 29th, 2006, 01:26 PM
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Coach Mike,
what if you don't use V8 as a replacement for the veggies but use it as a crutch to help you eat them? Since I don't have time to do much with my veggies I usually just take a couple handfuls of veggies, place in a blender, pour V8 in blender, blend and consume. Helps liquify the veggies for easy consumption. I would hate to use water....So it V8 all that bad in reference to how I use it?
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Old November 29th, 2006, 02:03 PM
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I would treat V8 the same as a fruit juice or concentrated carb for calories but would sit on the fence regarding the lower fructose component therein . .
How about as a really healthy PWO and add a protein(unflavoured) but spice it up with a touch of tabasco . .and a celery stir stick ?
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Old November 29th, 2006, 02:09 PM
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V8 probably has the same amount of fructose per calorie as fruit juice, no?
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Old November 29th, 2006, 02:11 PM
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V8 probably has the same amount of fructose per calorie as fruit juice, no?
I haven't looked but being made with veggies and not fruits is why I brought it up . .
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Old November 29th, 2006, 02:27 PM
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What do you think about using a juicer for some of the vegetable components of a meal? I have been making up a pitcher of carrot/swiss chard juice (organic vegies) and having a glass of that with my morning breakfast shake, which is cottage cheese, blueberries, whey protein powder, flax meal and water. Just curious what the pros think... From CoachMike's post it sounds like juice in general is not a good option.
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Old November 29th, 2006, 02:34 PM
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Fresh squeezed fruit/veggie juice would be better than something bought in a store because it has less processing and less chance for oxidation.
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Old November 29th, 2006, 05:58 PM
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What do you think about using a juicer for some of the vegetable components of a meal? I have been making up a pitcher of carrot/swiss chard juice (organic vegies) and having a glass of that with my morning breakfast shake, which is cottage cheese, blueberries, whey protein powder, flax meal and water. Just curious what the pros think... From CoachMike's post it sounds like juice in general is not a good option.
As per the tenets of PN Lynn, I'm more in favour of eating your fruits and veggies fresh and whole . .
Keep the beverages calorie free like Green Tea unless you're having a PWO shake or Super shake . .be sure to balance with adequate protein in the shake case
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Old November 30th, 2006, 02:14 AM
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As a side note Coach Mike how do you make Greens plus better tasting. I have the regular stuff and it kill a good tasting shake. Any suggestions?
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