Is V8 Good for You?
V8 is a popular automotive fuel used in cars, trucks, motorcycles and boats. It contains up to 8% alcohol by volume (ABV). Some studies have shown that drinking V8 may help reduce the risk of heart disease. However, there are other possible benefits as well:
It may lower blood pressure.
It may prevent some types of cancer.
It may protect against high cholesterol levels.
Some studies suggest that it may even improve cognitive function.
There are no long term studies on these effects. Therefore, the jury is still out on whether or not V8 is good for your health. There are several reasons why you might want to avoid drinking V8:
You don’t like the taste of alcohol. If so, then you shouldn’t drink V8!
Drinking too much alcohol can cause problems such as liver damage and death.
If you’re pregnant, nursing, taking medication or under the care of a doctor, then you should not drink V8.
The American Heart Association recommends that women between ages 20 and 35 avoid getting drunk while they’re trying to get pregnant. If you do choose to drink V8, make sure that it’s in moderation. For example: Don’t consume more than two drinks per day for men and one drink per day for women.
What Are the Benefits of V8?
There is some evidence that drinking V8 juice on a regular basis can reduce the risk of heart disease. This is especially true for people who already have high cholesterol or blood pressure. Alcohol in general has been linked to an increased risk of cancer and other diseases, but this does not seem to be the case with V8. In fact, some studies suggest that it may actually protect against certain types of cancer.
What Are the Risks of V8?
There are no long term studies on drinking V8. It’s also important to remember that most studies about the benefits of alcohol focus on a type of alcohol known as “moderate drinking”. Moderate drinking is defined as one drink per day for women and up to two drinks per day for men. One drink is described as 10 grams of pure alcohol. This could be:
12 oz of regular beer (5% alcohol)
8 oz of malt liquor (7% alcohol)
5 oz of wine (12% alcohol)
1.5 oz of hard liquor (40% alcohol)
Keep in mind that the alcohol content in V8 is significantly less than that of wine, beer or hard liquor. Most V8 varieties contain less than 0.5% alcohol. In order to reach the equivalent of one drink, you would have to consume an entire 20 oz bottle of V8.
There is some evidence that drinking V8 may increase the risk of certain types of cancer.
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