Author(s): Victoria Boutenko
Everyone knows they need to eat more fruits and vegetables, but even consuming the minimum FDA-recommended five servings a day can be challenging. In "Green for Life, " raw foods pioneer Victoria Boutenko 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 immense health 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 smoothies eliminate toxins, correct nutritional deficiencies, and are delicious.
"Green for Life" includes the latest information on the abundance of protein in greens, the benefits of fiber, 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 demonstrating the 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 motivation in exploring green smoothies for themselves. Offering more in-depth nutritional and experiential information than Boutenko’s recently released "Green Smoothie Revolution, Green for Life" makes an ideal companion piece to its recipe-rich successor.
"In "Green for Life," Victoria Boutenko focuses on the benefits of greens and offers 45 of her favorite green smoothie recipes."
""Green for Life "is a revolutionary but simple idea whose time has come. It is a clear inspiration and great resource to readers who desire to lead healthier lives."
--"Midwest Book Review"
"In more than thirty-five years of practice as a psychiatrist affiliated with the Harvard Medical School, I have learned one thing very well: Human behavior is very hard to change. Now Victoria Boutenko is persuading me otherwise. ... Thirty days of green smoothies will change how you feel, and how you feel about yourself. That's no small achievement for one small book."
--A. William Menzin, MD, Harvard Medical School, from the foreword
"Victoria Boutenko's clear, simple, masterful concept is so valuable, so powerful--we can expect to see and feel the world of health rocked to its foundations within the decade."
--Thomas C. Chavez, homeopath and author of "Body Electronics"
"Victoria, you did it again! I love your new book. It will bring health to millions, reduce future risks of degenerative diseases for new generations, and make life easier for all of us now. A must read!"
--Dr. Ruza Bodganovich, internationally renowned lecturer and author of" The Cure is in the Cause"
"Raw food expert Victoria Boutenko wants you to eat more leafy greens, but she knows chomping on big bunches of them can be difficult. So, in the second edition of her book "Green for Life," originally published in 2005, she instead recommends blending kale, spinach, chard, and the like with different fruits and vegetables and drinking a quart of the resulting green smoothie every day... Already own the book? The new version includes nutritional information on Boutenko's favorite edible weeds (stinging nettles, dandelions, lambsquarters); testimonials from smoothie converts, who marvel at how their various ailmen