I might as well tell you. I am obese and suffer from Type 2 Diabetes. I am having mixed results (if even that) controlling both.
Anyway I know that it’s a proven fact that vegetables are very good for your health. In fact doubtless it was processed food that got me into this jam. Partly at least.
But it isn’t that simple. I have ulcerative colitis. It is well under control. But perhaps because of it, I can’t have raw fruits and vegetables. They disagree with me terribly. My gastroenterologist is aware of this. And he says so don’t have them. He also knows that I take a multivitamin complex. So I am not at risk for vitamin or mineral deficiency.
Anyway cooked fruit and vegetables are okay with me. Enter V-8. I can certainly have that. (I am drinking the generic equivalent. But that shouldn’t matter.) Is that enough? I also drink cranberry juice and pomegranate blueberry juice FWIW. It all helps doesn’t it?
Anyway my question still stands. But to update you, I have cautiously been introducing fresh fruit and vegetables into my diet. I take it with Loperamide HCl. A proctologist taught me that trick. And my gastroenterologist okayed it.
If I understand correctly, a big part of what makes eating fruits and vegetables so healthy is the dietary fiber, and juices remove most of the fiber. Not sure how ulcerative colitis affects one’s recommended fiber intake.
Yes, I came here to make a joke about radial engines mounted transversally on your motorcycle where 24 cylinders is the absolute mininum. Never mind.
Had never heard of V8 as a veggie substitute. Don’t think I’ll bother my search engine, though.
Because of this thread I bought two bottles of it last time I grocery shopped. I went through a “phase” of drinking it years ago and hadn’t had it lately. One bottle I bought was the regular and one low sodium. The regular tasted too salty and the low sodium too bland so I drank half of each and mixed them. That was just about right for me.