Eating Vegetables and Weight Management

Benefits of Eating Vegetables

Eating vegetables in place of other higher calorie foods can be helpful for weight management. Yet, according to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines, nearly 75% of the population has an eating pattern that is low in vegetables. The Dietary Guidelines also suggest increasing the vegetable content of mixed dishes, choosing a vegetable side dish or making them part of most meals and snacks.1



At Campbell Soup Company, we collaborate with some of the nation’s leading academic institutions to conduct scientific research on the role our products play in a healthy diet. In a study from Baylor College of Medicine, overweight individuals with metabolic syndrome who drank one to two servings of V8® Low Sodium 100% Vegetable juice as part of a balanced, calorie-controlled Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet lost more weight compared to non juice drinkers. Over the 12-week study period, the juice drinkers lost an average of four pounds compared to the non juice drinkers who lost one pound.2

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Sources:
1. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture. 2015 – 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. 8th Edition. December 2015. Available at http://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/

2. Shenoy S, Poston W, Reeves R, et al. Weight loss in individuals with metabolic syndrome given DASH diet counseling when provided low sodium vegetable juice: a randomized controlled trial. Nutr J. 2010; 9:8. http://www.nutritionj.com/content/9/1/8

 

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