Posted 10 December 2007 - 12:03 PM
T2, diagnosed 8/31/06.
Meds: Metformin-ER 500 mg twice daily, HCTZ 12.5 mg every other day for BP Enalapril 20 mg 1 daily (ace-inhibitor)
Diet: I eat to my meter, generally eating 75-100 carbs/day with the occasional splurge.
Posted 10 December 2007 - 12:11 PM
Posted 10 December 2007 - 12:42 PM
V8 is probably not unhealthy so if you like it - go ahead.
There is another product that I know of that claims to give you a lot of what you would get form fresh fruits and veggies - wheatgrass juice is packed with phytochemicals.
Click here for a chart that shows a comparison of wheatgrass to actual veggies.
Posted 10 December 2007 - 01:58 PM
I would think the only thing missing with juice instead of actual veges would be the fiber maybe? Could taking fiber tabs fix that?I do eat veges just not enough to have 5 servings aday.
Dr. Andrew Weil contradicts this notion in many of his works, not least "Taking Care Of Yourself" where he specifically cautions against the kind of "reductionist - tomato in a pill" type of claim we are talking about here.
I don't know what they do to V8 exactly but basically, if it goes through a machine or two... it's less good than it was. If they pasteurize it, which is probably a good idea - say goodbye to most of the goodness. That's the idea I get anyway.
Posted 10 December 2007 - 02:19 PM
I prefer this over straight V-8 because of the fiber content.
Posted 10 December 2007 - 03:49 PM
S. Jill O'Roark -- Spotsylvania, VA (USA)
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And quit bringing up our forefathers and saying they were civil libertarians. Our founding fathers would have never tolerated any of this... For God's sake, they were blowing peoples' heads off because they put a tax on their breakfast beverage. And it wasn't even coffee.” -- Dennis Miller
Posted 10 December 2007 - 11:30 PM
10g carb in 8oz. It should be BG friendly.
I prefer tomato juice with some worcestershire and tabasco.
And of course some Vodka.
My husband decided this recipe would cure my cough...he made a drink and told me to "down it". It cured my cough for about an hour, I could barely breathe or swallow anything! I am not much of a drinker, so he enjoyed it much more than I did.
Posted 11 December 2007 - 09:24 AM
I find tomato juice too acid.
Posted 14 December 2007 - 10:45 AM
Humalog: 1:7 carb ratio
Actos plus met 1000mg a.m.
A1c: 03/2007 13.7:eek:
A1c: 06/2007 5.7:)
A1c: 10/2007 5.6:D
A1c: 03/2008 5.7:)
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