Drink Veggies to Drop Pounds

Supercharge your diet with a glass of V8!

By Janice Graham from Reader's Digest | September 2009

Here’s a surprising way to supercharge any diet—and your health: Chug a glass of low-sodium vegetable juice every day. In a study of 81 overweight adults at risk for heart disease and diabetes, those who drank at least a cup of low-sodium V8 daily lost four pounds over 12 weeks, while those on the same reduced-fat diet who drank no juice lost one pound.

Vegetable Juice Vegetable juice's ability to satisfy appetites may be one of the reasons its helped dieters drop pounds.

“Many of the study participants reported feeling fuller after drinking the vegetable juice, which may be why it helps weight-loss efforts,” says study leader John Foreyt, PhD, of the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

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