Can Vegetable Juice Promote Weight Loss?

       vegetable juice     A recent study of 81 adults (mostly women who had the metabolic syndrome, which is “pre-diabetes”) reported greater weight loss when vegetable juice was consumed daily. People in this study who drank 8 ounces of vegetable juice daily lost 4 pounds over 12 weeks whereas those who followed the same diet but did not drink veggie juice only lost 1 pound.  All the participants followed the American Heart Association DASH diet.  The DASH diet recommends a high intake of fruits and vegetables, high fiber, low fat, low salt and low fat dairy.  The DASH diet is considered a low fat and low salt diet that can help control or prevent high blood pressure.

            This is a preliminary study and more research is needed but drinking “low salt” vegetable juice every day is a great way to increase your intake of vegetables and may help shed some extra pounds.

 For more info on the DASH diet visit http://dashdiet.org/

For more info on heart health and hypertension visit www.heart-strong.com

3 Responses to Can Vegetable Juice Promote Weight Loss?

  1. Hi, interesting post. I have been wondering about this issue,so thanks for posting. I’ll certainly be coming back to your posts.

  2. Carolyn Shaw says:

    I like to prepare fruit and vegetable smoothies as part of my fiva a day recommended allowance. I also like home made vegetable soups because of the nutrients, fiber and water and their beneficial effect on the digestive system.

    I have also found the elderly prefer vegetable soups and smoothies because of the difficulty in chewing and swallowing solid fruits and vegetables.

  3. garethbradlyollystanleyronniestanleygarethstevenwilliamrichardronnienigelwendybradlysomeonestanleySam Johnson says:

    Interesting place, way different than the others!

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