Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Drink Veggies to Drop Pounds
Supercharge your diet with a glass of V8!
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.
"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.