An easy way to get your 5-A-Day
Drinking vegetable juice is an excellent way to get two servings of veggies in one 50-calorie cup. But before you head to the market to pick up a bottle, consider this: Packaged juice is often sky-high in sodium. One popular veggie blend, for example, contains 500 milligrams of sodium, or nearly a quarter of the amount you should consume in a day. One solution? Whipping up your own concoction in a juicer, like Breville's iKon Five-Speed Juice Fountain ($250; brevilleusa.com). If you want to make some juice at home, try a combination of pineapple, apples, carrots, and celery, or tomatoes, carrots, and celery with a dash of lemon juice or hot sauce.