I am extremely adverse to fruits and vegetables, and I also drink a V8 juice, the stuff called V-Fusion. I can't stand regular V8! I read that V-Fusion contains 2.5 servings of veggies, and 2.5 servings of fruits per 46oz bottle. I also have a juicer and when the mood strikes me, I make my own juices. I figure it is better to drink my veggies than to avoid them altogether.
I've never had a problem with artificial sweeteners though. Yes, they do have a weird after taste, but often times if I'm making something, I'll do half sugar, half Splenda. That cuts down on the after taste, and helps reduce the sugar/calories. I realize that there are many studies out there that say that aspartame and Splenda cause disease, but if you look at the amount required to be consumed over the length of time it takes to cause disease, it puts things into perspective.
I do believe there will be a backlash about
many of our artificial and processed foods eventually. The FDA doesn't take the time to do thorough studies any more, and we end up the guinea pigs. Someone mentioned the chips that caused leakage, and that is a perfect example. The best advice found here is if you don't want to put it in your mouth, don't.
36 y.o. male
Diagnosed w/ moderate UC in May '06 - currently flaring
Asacol, Florastor, VSL#3, Wellbutrin XL, Prozac, multi-vitamin, Allegra, Lialda, Colocort retention fluid, Prednisone 15mg and tapering down