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FYI: Which Juice is For You?

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Nutrients Tomato Juice V-8 Juice Orange Juice
Calories 70 50 110
Sodium 980 mg 640 mg 0 mg
Potassium 657 mg 460 mg 450 mg
Carbohydrate 14 g 10 g 26 g
Fiber 3 g 2 g 0 g
Sugars 9 g 6 g 22 g
Protein 3 g 2 g <2 g
Vitamin A 8% 40 % 0 %
Vitamin C 110 % 150 % 120 %
 Calcium 4% 4% 2%
Iron 8% 4% 0 %

What is your go to juice for breakfast? In my house, it is either tomato, V-8, or orange juice. Which is healthier? Here is what I found:

  • All three provide a very decent amount of nutrients but a few things stand out for consideration: sugar, salt, vitamin A and C, and potassium.
  • It all depends on taste preference in the long run, or possibly whether you want to avoid sugar or salt.
  • To be fair, orange juice provides additional nutrients in small to modest amounts of vitamin B6, magnesium, niacin, folate, riboflavin and thiamine.
  • BTW, I am not associated with the Campbell company in any way.

For more on V-8, CLICK HERE.

Bon appétit

sjf

 

 

 

 

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