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Can V8 Replace Vitamins and Vegetables? | Healthy Eating

Aaron of alpha m.analyzes whether V8 juice is an effective supplement for vitamins and vegetables.  Does V8 give as much vitamins of 3 servings of fruits and vegetables?

No, and you are missing fiber. A V8 is also not a replacement for a multivitamin. Instead, eat substantial amount of vegetables along with a good multivitamin. Why should we use a multivitamin if the diet is rich with vegetables? Today's soil is depleted. For example, the iron of today's spinach is a quarter of what it used to be. The crop rotation is not happening. Bottom-line theV8 is not a supplement or replacement for a daily diet filled with healthy vegetables and a multivitamin.

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July 24, 2012
With over-the-counter drugs like Advil, Aleve, Motrin and aspirin filling the medicine cabinets of most households today, it's hard to find anyone who hasn't taken one of these drugs at one time or another. NSAID (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug) is a classification of drugs, whether prescription or not, that reduce inflammation, kill pain (analgesic), and reduce fever (anti-pyretic).  OrigiRead More»
Take a Chill Pill | Relax with GABA  -
July 5, 2012
What Does Gaba Do in the Brain? Do you ever find yourself anxious or stressed?  Aaron Marino of alpha m. gives the heads-up about  gamma-Aminobutyric acid.  Aaron explains that GABA is an amino acid that attaches to receptor sites in your brain and relaxes your body. He feels better in 10-minutes and chills-out. He doesn't feel melancholy and blue but just feels good. He takes it only occasioRead More»
Preventing Muscle Cramps and Spasms | Potassium, Magnesium, Sodium, Calcium -
May 25, 2012
Spasms can be painful and lead to soreness: therefore, prevent the frequency of cramps with specific nutrients. Aaron Marino of alpha m. addresses what a muscle spasm is and the soreness that results. Cramping happens after cardio and excessive sweating due to the depletion of potassium, magnesium, sodium, and calcium. A surefire way to prevent cramping is supplementation (potassium, magnesium, caRead More»
Vitamin B Smart -
May 2, 2012
Most of us know vitamins play an essential role in maintaining good health, but what they do exactly isn’t always understood.  If you’re like most people, you pop a vitamin or two everyday and trust you’re getting what you need.  But are you? Education is key to making informed and educated choices about what to consume, and vitamins are no exception.  I believe we would take better care Read More»

Facts About Fat -
April 6, 2012
By now, most of us know we should include healthy fats in our diet, but do we understand why, or know which fats are best? Not all fats are created equal, and some are definitely more essential to good health than others.  Identifying which fats we should include in our diet can be a challenge, despite all the information available on the subject.  Too much information can be confusing and overwRead More»
Choosing a Multivitamin -
April 2, 2012
There are different perspectives and opinions regarding the need to take a multivitamin.  Many believe if a person eats a balanced diet, it’s not necessary to take one – it’s overkill and most of it goes to waste. The flip-side is many think a multivitamin is a safety net that ensures a person gets the vitamins, minerals and micronutrients he needs; in case the diet doesn’t provide what iRead More»
Thoughts About Prohormones | Synthetic Testosterone -
March 30, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. gives opinions, science, and truths behind prohormones. Prohormones boost testosterone levels.  However, the body has a natural balance of testosterone and estrogen. So when you take synthetic testosterone or prohoromones, the estrogen level rises in response, which cause side effects. You shouldn't be taking this stuff, period. You don't need extra testosterone if you arRead More»
Creatine and Glutamine | When to Take?  -
March 23, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. discusses creatine and glutamine. The viewer is taking 5 grams of each pre and post workout. Is this proper time and place to take them? Aaron responds that the glutamine should be taken post workout and then before going to bed because you want your muscles already broken down. Creatine should  pre and post workout as it's rehydrating your muscles. When you are taking crRead More»
Protein Powders -
March 19, 2012
Originally used by bodybuilders and athletes, protein powders are now consumed by every gender, age group and activity level interested in increasing their protein intake.  Protein powders are an excellent way to meet the high protein demands many of us have – especially weightlifters and athletes – in order to maximize performance. There are many types of powdered proteins, and since proteinRead More»

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