Is V8 Good For You?

V8

V8 juice is renowned to be the easiest way to get your 5-a-day, and it really is. Here at V8, our goal has always been to get more veggies into people’s diets. V8 100% Vegetable Juice is a juicy blend of 8 different vegetables that are packed with essential nutrients that you need in your diet. Here are some of the main nutrients you’d be getting from just one glass of V8 juice:

V8 Nutrients

Potassium

Did you know 97% of people do not include enough potassium in their diets? Potassium is an essential vitamin for muscle contraction, fluid balance and other essential cell functions. Four of the 8 vegetables in V8 juice contain potassium.

Potassium

 Vitamin A

Vitamin A is an import antioxidant that helps improve growth and vision, plus it supports the immune system and other cellular functions. Vitamin A is also important for the maintenance of bones, immune functions and reproduction. It can be found in meat and dairy products, yellow or orange fruits and green leafy veggies. Nearly all of the vegetables in V8 juice contain some vitamin A.

Vitamin C

This antioxidant plays an important part in skin, bone and collagen production – and it helps support your immune system. It is also rich in almost all of the vegetables in V8 juice. Vitamin C deficiency can result in fatigue, joint pain, rough skin and mood swings; it is essential to ensure you get your daily intake.

Lycopene

This chemical compound is a plant-based nutrient with antioxidant properties. It’s known to be what gives tomatoes their red colour, but more than this, it may help protect human cells from damage. Researchers have found that lycopene supports cardiovascular health, provides antioxidant support to protect cells from free-radicals, and helps limits LDL cholesterol oxidation.

What are the benefits of vegetable juice?

Drinking V8 juice is the ultimate, easy way of making sure you get all your nutrients in just one sitting. Veggie juice is a great low-calorie alternative to sugary fruit juice, not to mention adding vegetables into your daily diet is a crucial way of staying healthy. A lot of the time we get caught up with day-to-day life, rushing around and eating on the go. Living like this it’s easy to forget about your 5-a-day, so ensuring you have one 150ml glass of V8 every day will mean you’re having at least 1 of these.

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