Low Sodium V8 is a low-calorie blend of vegetable juice that is intended to help you increase your intake of essential vitamins and minerals. This beverage might be better for your health than the original version, as it contains much less sodium but still has the blend of carrots, tomatoes, beets, celery, lettuce, parsley, spinach and watercress found in the original V8.
Low Sodium V8 is lower in sodium than the original V8 but not sodium-free. Each 8 oz. serving of Low Sodium V8 contains 140 mg, which is about 7 percent of the daily recommended intake of 2,300 mg. Too much sodium can be detrimental for your health, as it can cause increased blood pressure and fluid retention.
Low Sodium V8 is a rich source of two vitamins, A and C. Each 8 oz. serving contains 120 percent of the daily recommended intake of vitamin C, which helps make collagen, which forms the structure of blood vessels, tendons and bone. A serving also contains 40 percent of the daily suggested intake of vitamin A, which helps ensure strong vision and healthy teeth and skeletal tissue.
Low Sodium V8 juice contains low levels of minerals: 2 percent of the daily recommended intake of both iron and calcium. Iron helps produce proteins your body needs for carrying blood and other tasks, while calcium promotes the health of your bones and teeth.
Low Sodium V8 can be appropriate for dieting, as it contains just 50 calories per 8 oz. serving. This amount is less than half the 110 calories in 8 oz. of orange juice. If you switch from drinking two cups of orange juice to two cups of Low Sodium V8 daily, you'll save 840 calories weekly, about enough to lose a quarter of a pound in one week.
Low Sodium V8 primarily is a source of carbohydrates. Each 8 oz. serving contains 10 g of carbohydrates, 2 g of fiber, 8 g of sugar and 2 g of protein, with no fat.
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- Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University; Vitamin C; November 2009
- MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia; Vitamin A; February 2011
- LIVESTRONG.COM MyPlate: Simply Orange Orange Juice