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wheregreggeats.com

V8 Fusion (Label Readers Needed) Tue, 08/26/08 3:10 PM (permalink)


... What do you think of this stuff?

I tried some last week an was impressed at how smooth it is -- not overly sweet.

Any good label readers out there? How does this look nutritionally?

What is an anti-oxidant? Does this stuff really have some?

I hate juice that is way to sweet. This isn't. But is 23g sugar a lot or a little?

Nutrition Facts from the V8 Website:
http://www.v8juice.com/Products.aspx ... (updated, you now have to navigate to the info.

Amount Per Serving (serving size) = 8 oz.
Calories 100
Total Fat 0 g
Sat. Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 60 mg
Potassium 280 mg
Total Carb. 25 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 23 g
Protein 0 g

%Daily Values**
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 100%
Vitamin E 10%
Calcium 2%
Iron 2%


 
#1
    susanll

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    RE: V8 Fusion (Label Readers Needed) Tue, 08/26/08 3:12 PM (permalink)
    Which flavor did you try? I was thinking of picking some up myself.
     
    #2
      Rusty246

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      RE: V8 Fusion (Label Readers Needed) Tue, 08/26/08 3:18 PM (permalink)
      I've tried them all and like each of them, kid's love it too. I've even used a couple of flavors for "mixers", I don't "feel" as guilty about consumption. As for anti-oxidants, something about free radicals and such. Most bright fruits have anti-oxidants in them....I think. Peach-Mango is my favorite, Banana-Strawberry second.
       
      #3
        wheregreggeats.com

        RE: V8 Fusion (Label Readers Needed) Tue, 08/26/08 3:20 PM (permalink)
        quote:
        Originally posted by susanll

        Which flavor did you try? I was thinking of picking some up myself.


        Pomegranate Blueberry ... contains the juice of 8 vegetables and fruits: sweet potatoes, purple carrots, tomatoes, carrots, apples, white grapes, pomegranates, blueberries.

         
        #4
          cavandre

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          RE: V8 Fusion (Label Readers Needed) Tue, 08/26/08 3:57 PM (permalink)
          For some perspective, 8 oz. of Coke contains 95 calories, 26 grams of sugar & 26 grams of carbs. You are getting some vitamins here, but none of these fusion drinks are good for anyone trying to limit or cut down their sugar or carb intake.
           
          #5
            Tony Bad

            RE: V8 Fusion (Label Readers Needed) Tue, 08/26/08 5:27 PM (permalink)
            quote:
            Originally posted by cavandre

            For some perspective, 8 oz. of Coke contains 95 calories, 26 grams of sugar & 26 grams of carbs. You are getting some vitamins here, but none of these fusion drinks are good for anyone trying to limit or cut down their sugar or carb intake.


            True, but there are good carbs, from fuits and such, and bad carbs, from refined sugars or corn syrup.

            This stuff says 100% juice, so I am assuming there is no added sugar. All fruit has natural sugars and therefore carbs. A lot better to get them this way than from a coke.
             
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              NYNM

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              RE: V8 Fusion (Label Readers Needed) Tue, 08/26/08 5:35 PM (permalink)
              I tried some (I think, because the label looked different). I thought it was wierd in tatse, but I give V-8 credit, because I think of it as a stodgy, old-folks drink and now it has a hip lokk.
              My 155 yr old daughter and her friends loved it!
               
              #7
                Frankman

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                RE: V8 Fusion (Label Readers Needed) Tue, 08/26/08 5:53 PM (permalink)
                Greg, remember the saying a spoonful of sugar? Well, the sugar/carb ration in that drink is tremendous. 26 grams is a ton of sugar. And 25 grams of carb is a ton of carb, which of course turns into sugar. Is that an 8 oz bottle or are they saying that there is more than one serving per bottle? It's like eating 6 spoons of sugar.
                 
                #8
                  cavandre

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                  RE: V8 Fusion (Label Readers Needed) Thu, 08/28/08 10:40 AM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by Tony Bad

                  This stuff says 100% juice, so I am assuming there is no added sugar. All fruit has natural sugars and therefore carbs. A lot better to get them this way than from a coke.

                  My doctor has advised me to limit my sugar intake. In his little speech, he named several foods to avoid. The first two were obvious (candy & soda) & the third was OJ & other fruit juices. In his words, sugar is sugar, doesn't matter if it's natural or processed.
                   
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                    susanll

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                    RE: V8 Fusion (Label Readers Needed) Thu, 08/28/08 10:45 AM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by NYNM
                    My 155 yr old daughter and her friends loved it!


                    Oh my goodness. How old must you be?
                     
                    #10
                      MilwFoodlovers

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                      RE: V8 Fusion (Label Readers Needed) Thu, 08/28/08 11:00 AM (permalink)
                      You don't want to confuse complex carbs like say wild rice or whole wheat with simple carbs like sugar or fruit juice. Some carbs take longer for your body to metabolize thus avoiding spikes. If a diabetic was suffering from low blood sugar, a drink like this would give them the quick boost. Many V-8 products have low-carb, low sugar versions which is what I drink.
                       
                      #11
                        Tony Bad

                        RE: V8 Fusion (Label Readers Needed) Thu, 08/28/08 11:17 AM (permalink)
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by cavandre
                        My doctor has advised me to limit my sugar intake. In his little speech, he named several foods to avoid. The first two were obvious (candy & soda) & the third was OJ & other fruit juices. In his words, sugar is sugar, doesn't matter if it's natural or processed.


                        I don't think your doctor is giving you good advice. Controlling carb intake is not in itself a bad idea, but a very important consideration with carbs is quality, not quantity.

                        Here is just a bit of info...

                        http://www.glycemicindex.com/

                        "Not all carbohydrate foods are created equal, in fact they behave quite differently in our bodies. The glycemic index or GI describes this difference by ranking carbohydrates according to their effect on our blood glucose levels. Choosing low GI carbs - the ones that produce only small fluctuations in our blood glucose and insulin levels - is the secret to long-term health reducing your risk of heart disease and diabetes and is the key to sustainable weight loss."

                        Most fruits are considered "good" carbs. Juice is not the best way to get those good carbs,as you remove much of the things that make fruit a healthy choice, but carbs from 100% fruit juice are not the same as those from refined sugars.

                         
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                          cavandre

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                          RE: V8 Fusion (Label Readers Needed) Thu, 08/28/08 12:55 PM (permalink)
                          quote:
                          Originally posted by Tony Bad

                          Most fruits are considered "good" carbs. Juice is not the best way to get those good carbs,as you remove much of the things that make fruit a healthy choice, but carbs from 100% fruit juice are not the same as those from refined sugars.

                          Just for the record, he didn't advise me to stop eating fruit. He just said to avoid fruit juices because of the high concentration of sugars in them.
                           
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                            uncledaveyo

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                            RE: V8 Fusion (Label Readers Needed) Thu, 08/28/08 1:08 PM (permalink)
                            For what it is worth, the Mayo Clinic weighs in (no pun intended):

                            "Recommendation: Get 45 percent to 65 percent of your daily calories from carbohydrates. Emphasize complex carbohydrates, especially from whole grains and beans, and nutrient-rich fruits and milk. Limit sugars from candy and other sweets."
                             
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                              uncledaveyo

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                              RE: V8 Fusion (Label Readers Needed) Thu, 08/28/08 1:27 PM (permalink)
                              Point well taken, pdxyyz. I will not get the surgery that Mrs. Crunch advised. Rather, I'll talk to my doctor.
                               
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                                roossy90

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                                RE: V8 Fusion (Label Readers Needed) Sat, 08/30/08 11:25 PM (permalink)
                                quote:
                                Originally posted by susanll

                                quote:
                                Originally posted by NYNM
                                My 155 yr old daughter and her friends loved it!


                                Oh my goodness. How old must you be?

                                I thought the same thing...Must be all the V-8 Fusion she is drinking.
                                 
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                                  stricken_detective

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                                  RE: V8 Fusion (Label Readers Needed) Sun, 08/31/08 11:03 PM (permalink)
                                  quote:
                                  Originally posted by wheregreggeats.com

                                  quote:
                                  Originally posted by susanll

                                  Which flavor did you try? I was thinking of picking some up myself.


                                  Pomegranate Blueberry ... contains the juice of 8 vegetables and fruits: sweet potatoes, purple carrots, tomatoes, carrots, apples, white grapes, pomegranates, blueberries.




                                  Is there anything else in the ingredient list? Sorbitol, sucralose, etc? Otherwise it sounds ok.
                                   
                                  #17
                                    Tony Bad

                                    RE: V8 Fusion (Label Readers Needed) Sun, 08/31/08 11:11 PM (permalink)
                                    quote:
                                    Originally posted by cavandre

                                    quote:
                                    Originally posted by Tony Bad

                                    Most fruits are considered "good" carbs. Juice is not the best way to get those good carbs,as you remove much of the things that make fruit a healthy choice, but carbs from 100% fruit juice are not the same as those from refined sugars.

                                    Just for the record, he didn't advise me to stop eating fruit. He just said to avoid fruit juices because of the high concentration of sugars in them.


                                    I figured that was what you and your doctor meant. I was just disagreeing with the "sugar is sugar, doesn't matter if it's natural or processed" part.

                                    quote:
                                    Originally posted by pdxyyz

                                    The only medical advice you should take from a message board is to seek professional medical advice.

                                    I'll take recommendations on restaurants, all it will cost is a few bucks and some indigestion if the advice is bad.

                                    What will it cost you to take bad medical advice from roadfood.com.


                                    While I have seen much bad advice passed along on message boards, I have also seen some equally bad advice given by medical professionals. The best advice is educate yourself...and I don't mean reading a couple of things on the internets...and don't give any one a free pass, whether they are on a message board or in an office with a bunch of diplomas on the wall.
                                     
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                                      uncledaveyo

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                                      RE: V8 Fusion (Label Readers Needed) Sun, 08/31/08 11:28 PM (permalink)
                                      Good advice for most of life, T.Bad...
                                       
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                                        joerogo

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                                        RE: V8 Fusion (Label Readers Needed) Tue, 09/16/08 9:38 PM (permalink)
                                        I was searching the pantry for something to drink and came across a bottle of Pomegranate Blueberry V8 V-Fusion. It was warm so I filled a glass with ice and poured the fusion. looked to my left and spotted a bottle of bacardi White Rum. I think I just invented the next BIG drink. Excellent.

                                        So next time you're in a bar and someone orders a Bacardi/Fusion, remember you heard it here first.
                                         
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                                          firecommander3565

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                                          RE: V8 Fusion (Label Readers Needed) Wed, 09/17/08 9:41 AM (permalink)
                                          All this healthy information.... I am going to re-read right after I finish my breakfast... 2 cigarettes and a beer.
                                           
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                                            Ivyhouse

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                                            RE: V8 Fusion (Label Readers Needed) Wed, 09/17/08 9:46 AM (permalink)
                                            quote:
                                            Originally posted by cavandre

                                            quote:
                                            Originally posted by Tony Bad

                                            This stuff says 100% juice, so I am assuming there is no added sugar. All fruit has natural sugars and therefore carbs. A lot better to get them this way than from a coke.

                                            My doctor has advised me to limit my sugar intake. In his little speech, he named several foods to avoid. The first two were obvious (candy & soda) & the third was OJ & other fruit juices. In his words, sugar is sugar, doesn't matter if it's natural or processed.


                                            Fruit juice is a food that is very high in sugar. If you need to limit sugar/carbs -- e.g., if you are diabetic -- juice is one of the items to remove from your diet.

                                             
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                                              Twinwillow

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                                              RE: V8 Fusion (Label Readers Needed) Wed, 09/17/08 9:57 AM (permalink)
                                              Look to see where sugar or corn syrup is on the list of ingredients. Sounds like too much sugar and carbs to me. I'll look at the labels next time at the market. I've been curious, too.
                                               
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                                                Jennifer_4

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                                                RE: V8 Fusion (Label Readers Needed) Wed, 09/17/08 10:00 AM (permalink)
                                                Actually diabetics are allowed fruit juices in moderation as long as they balance it out with other things. My diabetic friend used to drink one regular drink from Jamba Juice every day..you wanna talk sugar?? Most of their concoctions carry over 100g of sugar in even their smallest serving.
                                                 
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                                                  Rusty246

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                                                  RE: V8 Fusion (Label Readers Needed) Wed, 09/17/08 10:00 AM (permalink)
                                                  quote:
                                                  Originally posted by joerogo

                                                  I was searching the pantry for something to drink and came across a bottle of Pomegranate Blueberry V8 V-Fusion. It was warm so I filled a glass with ice and poured the fusion. looked to my left and spotted a bottle of bacardi White Rum. I think I just invented the next BIG drink. Excellent.

                                                  So next time you're in a bar and someone orders a Bacardi/Fusion, remember you heard it here first.

                                                  Umm, I beat you to it.......I bought my first bottle with it being a mixer in mind. I just shared it with the kid's. They like it so I keep it for all of us.
                                                   
                                                  #25
                                                    wheregreggeats.com

                                                    RE: V8 Fusion (Label Readers Needed) Wed, 09/17/08 10:25 AM (permalink)
                                                    Alright, here is the big question:

                                                    What is a good non-alcoholic beverage -- that isn't water -- and isn't infused with an artificial sweetener?

                                                    Even the new age waters now seem to have sugar infused.

                                                     
                                                    #26
                                                      Tony Bad

                                                      RE: V8 Fusion (Label Readers Needed) Wed, 09/17/08 10:30 AM (permalink)
                                                      quote:
                                                      Originally posted by wheregreggeats.com

                                                      Alright, here is the big question:

                                                      What is a good non-alcoholic beverage that isn't water and isn't infused with an artificial sweetener?

                                                      Even the new age waters now seem to have sugar infused.



                                                       
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                                                        cavandre

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                                                        RE: V8 Fusion (Label Readers Needed) Wed, 09/17/08 10:36 AM (permalink)
                                                        quote:
                                                        Originally posted by wheregreggeats.com

                                                        Alright, here is the big question:

                                                        What is a good non-alcoholic beverage that isn't water and isn't infused with an artificial sweetener?

                                                        Even the new age waters now seem to have sugar infused.

                                                        Seltzer with lime.
                                                         
                                                        #28
                                                          wheregreggeats.com

                                                          RE: V8 Fusion (Label Readers Needed) Wed, 09/17/08 10:46 AM (permalink)
                                                          quote:
                                                          Originally posted by wheregreggeats.com

                                                          Alright, here is the big question:

                                                          What is a good non-alcoholic beverage -- that isn't water -- and isn't infused with an artificial sweetener?

                                                          Even the new age waters now seem to have sugar infused.




                                                          Okay, even more of a challenge:

                                                          What is a good non-alcoholic beverage -- something with some nutritional value -- that isn't water -- and isn't loaded with sugar -- or infused with an artificial sweetener?

                                                           
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                                                            mbrookes

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                                                            RE: V8 Fusion (Label Readers Needed) Wed, 09/17/08 1:43 PM (permalink)
                                                            Ocean Spray makes a plain (no sugar added) cranberry juice...not the cocktail stuff. I really like it as a refreshing drink. It is also good as a splash in vodka & tonic.
                                                             
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