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Bottom line: Once you strip away the advertising, V8 isn’t much better than watered-down tomato sauce. Until the business was sold to Frito-Lay, Stacy was making a bundle selling white flour, oil, salt, and seasonings.
“The art of taking things that are simple, uncluttered, uncomplicated, and making them better—fresher, more contemporary, more beautiful, more delicious. The question is: what (other than the designer bag and price tag) gives pita chips their classy image?
What’s more, Eden Organic has a line of no-salt-added beans that come in cans with liners that are free of BPA. 8.) But garbanzos (chickpeas) stand out because they’re so versatile.
(Some animal studies have suggested that BPA increases the risk of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease and that it may alter some behaviors that are influenced by hormones. Just drain, rinse, and toss a handful on your green salad.
Since when is “whole nutrition” a mix of soy protein isolate, rice flour, and sugar? (That’s partly because there’s no seed-industry group that sponsors research and plugs sunflower seeds like the International Tree Nut Council Nutrition Research & Education Foundation does for almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, and walnuts.) That’s a shame, because sunflower seeds are at least as good as most nuts..they’re cheaper.
It’s fine to make your own smoothies at home with lowfat yogurt or milk and fresh or frozen fruit (though it’s better to eat, rather than drink, your calories if you’re watching your weight).
A large “Stay Healthy,” “Get Energy,” or “Snack Right” has 500 to 1,100 calories. And some folks fall for—and pay extra for—Smoothie King’s supplement scams like “2-Week Weight Loss Acai Berry Cleanse & Flush” or “Super Boost Green Tea Fat Burning.” At Cold Stone Creamery, a small Sinless Smoothie (juice, fruit, and Splenda) can have as few as 110 calories. The most abundant non-tomato vegetable juice in V8 is carrot.
But Cold Stone’s Lifestyle Smoothies pack about 200 calories for a small (“Like It”) to 600 calories for a large (“Gotta Have It”). (Then come celery, beets, parsley, lettuce, watercress, and spinach.) One cup of carrot juice contains 900 percent of a day’s vitamin A. And unless you buy Low Sodium V8, you get 600 milligrams of sodium in every 11½ oz. (That much Low Sodium V8 has 200 mg.) Granted, V8 used to have more sodium. Also overrated: V8 V-Fusion, which promises a serving of vegetables plus a serving of fruit.
If you need some, eat some real food, not a vitamin-fortified, soy-spiked cookie or candy bar. For a snack, buy sunflower seeds in the shell (it will slow down your munching).
For tossing on salads or yogurt, buy them raw, unsalted, and shell-free.Clif Bars also claim to be “energy bars.” They have more nuts and oats than Performance Energy Power Bars, but they’re still glued together with 4 to 6 teaspoons of sugar.