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Green for Lifeby M.D. A. William Menzin
Synopses & Reviews
Everyone knows they need to eat more fruits and vegetables, but consuming even the minimum FDA-recommended five servings a day can be challenging. In Green for Life, raw foods pioneer VictoriaBoutenko presents an overlooked powerhouse of nutrition in this equation: greens. For their bounty of minerals and nutrients, greens exceed other vegetables in value. Green for Life details the immensehealth benefits of greens and suggests an easy way to consume them in sufficient quantities: the green smoothie. This quick, simple drink benefits everyone, regardless of lifestyle, diet, or environment. Green smoothieseliminate toxins, correct nutritional deficiencies, and are delicious as well.
Green for Life includes the latest information on the abundance of protein in greens, the benefits offiber, the role of greens in homeostasis, the significance of stomach acid, how greens make the body more alkaline, the healing power of chlorophyll, and more. Also included are the results of a pilot study demonstratingthe effectiveness of adding just one quart of green smoothies a day to one's diet, without changing anything else in dietary intake. Green smoothie testimonials and recipes give readers confidence and motivationin exploring green smoothies for themselves. This updated edition offers important new research on the role that omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids play in metabolic health and includes nutritional data on select greensmoothies and updated findings on organic versus conventional produce. Offering more in-depth nutritional and experiential information than Boutenko's recently released Green Smoothie Revolution, Greenfor Life makes an ideal companion piece to its recipe-rich successor.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
In a revised edition, the author draws on the latest research to detail the benefits of eating greens, touting the green smoothie as the ideal way to gain the enormous health benefits of greens, in a book that includes testimonials and some recipes. Original.
About the Author
Victoria Boutenko teaches classes on raw food and nutrition worldwide. The author of Green Smoothie Revolution, Raw Family Signature Dishes, 12 Steps to Raw Food, and Raw Family: A True Story of Awakening, her books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Her self-published Green for Life was a finalist for the 2006 Independent Publisher’s Award (IPPY) in health and medicine. Victoria and the Boutenko family, also known as The Raw Family, live in Ashland, OR.
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