Green for Life has ratings and reviews. Sarah said: I like green smoothies. They are indeed tasty as this book states and definitely a health b. Green for life / by Victoria Boutenko ; foreword by. A. William Menzin. p. cm. eISBN: 1. Nutrition. 2. Raw foods. 3. Smoothies (Beverages). 4. Green for Life details the immense health benefits of greens and suggests smoothies as an easy way to consume them in sufficient quantities.
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Return to Book Page. Preview — Green for Life by Victoria Boutenko. Green for Life by Victoria Boutenko. In search of the perfect human diet, Victoria Boutenko compares the standard American diet with the diet of wild chimpanzees. Chimpanzees share an estimated The most glaring difference is that chimpanzees consume significantly more green leaves than humans. Victoria developed a series of greens In search of the perfect human diet, Victoria Boutenko compares the standard American diet with the diet of wild chimpanzees.
Victoria developed boutekno series of greens smoothies that enable anyone to consume the necessary amount of greens in a very palatable way.
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They are indeed tasty as this book states and definitely a health benefit. I did learn quite a bit about just how beneficial they are from this book, which I was glad to know. Victoria Boutenko is kind of a weirdo.
After three months of drinking green smoothies, she claims to salivate over green weeds she sees outside while taking walks with her husband and she mimicks chimpanzees she watches at the zoo by pulling the leaves off of nearly plants to eat them. She ten I like green smoothies.
She tends to make out these smoothies to be a miracle drug, curing everything from diabetes to arthritis to grey hair within just a few months. I won’t deny that your health would improve from adding these to your diet daily–I’ve been drinking them myself nearly every morning for several weeks now.
I feel better, but I’m not about to go out and run a 10k. There are great recipes and fun stats in this book. It’s an interesting blend of fact and craziness. Aug 28, allison rated it liked it Shelves: I’m turning into such a weirdo raw food geek. Dec 21, Geoffrey Kleinman rated it liked it Recommends it for: Change your life and make it happen. You’ll be so happy you did.
Rgeen a good message but the book doesn’t have much more than that. This is the kind of book you pick up from the Library as you can read it quickly and get everything you need from it in one sitting.
Having said all that it’s an important message Victoria Boutenko has and it’s a book worth seeking out. Not too happy with this book.
But this book is not good. Full of pseudo-science nonsense. If you are going to try green smoothies then for equipment all you need is a regular blender – not the very expensive version the author tries to sell you by directing you to her website.
Also, if you drink green smoothies hopefully it will improve your nutrition – not mak Not too happy with this book. Also, if you drink green smoothies hopefully it will improve your nutrition – not make you salivate over weeds like Boutenko claims happens to her. Look on the internet for green smoothie recipes.
Many people share more creative ideas than Boutenko. Or just get started: If it’s too thick add some more water. Mar 10, Deb rated it it was amazing. We’ve all heard the repeated urgings to “eat your greens” which makes sense in nutritional theory, but may not always be so practical in lifestyle reality.
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Luckily, as Victoria’s book hammers home, drinking your greens can not only be an easier way to get them in your diet, but pulverizing them into their liquid form makes the green goodness even more biologically available to our bodies. In the smoothy drinkable form, greens serve as: Plus, these green smoothies make the most delicious, convenient, easy, and highly energizing meal.
Warning–side effects of regular green smoothie consumption include: Can you tell I’m on the green bandwagon now? Drink up both the book and the smoothies and live more! Good recipes, horrible writing. I’m sold on the idea of green smoothies but unfortunately Mrs. Boutenko’s writing and research completely ruined this for me. This book is full of poor writing coupled with wild assertions and hackneyed personal “research”.
Boutenko’s eyes the only qualifications needed to make nutritional and dietary claims are to have at one time been grossly overweight and to have then lost that weight through a certain dietary program.
Her opening diatribe ag Good recipes, horrible writing. Her opening diatribe against modern medical research and medicine makes this point perfectly clear. She also argues for chimpanzees to be considered human rather than apes.
The only redeeming attribute of this book is the recipes at the back. Unfortunately, you have to wade through a whole bunch of pseudo-science literature and personal testimonials before you get to anything useful.
My recommendation would be to look up green smoothies online, try out some basic recipes for a month, and see if you don’t feel better. You can certainly skip this book and the snake oil nonsense that Mrs. Boutenko peddles as fact. Mar 09, Jodi rated it liked it Shelves: What I liked about this book was the concept of making green drinks – giving you a choice in-between just eating greens as they are and juicing them. I found this idea useful and have adapted some of the recipes in the book for use in my daily diet, as although I’m a big fan of green juices, you do need some fibre each day as well and just chewing mountains of spinach gets a bit much after a while.
Juicing vegetables is best as it means you absorb far more nutrients from them than when you’re just What I liked about this book was the concept of making green drinks – giving you a choice in-between just eating greens as they are and juicing them. Juicing vegetables is best as it means you absorb far more nutrients from them than when you’re just blending them, and juiced vegetables and cooked vegetables are hugely easier to digest than merely blended up ones, but whizzed up veggies can be very tasty as well.
My favourite veggie side dish is a recipe I made up that has huge cooked bunches of spinach in, lemon juice, an avocado, some unrefined sea salt and a good drizzle of olive oil – all whizzed up in the food processor – just delicious! I would have felt very ill and hypoglycemic eating the 4 serves of fruit in many of the smoothie recipes in this book, they were beyond sugary. But you can easily adapt the recipes to have more greens and less fruit in them.
If people come away from this book determined to add more greens to their diet then that is wonderful. I wish this book had stopped just at making this very important point. I hope the very extreme vegan diet the author follows doesn’t catch on in the same way.
We also need salt to live, and all the minerals in unrefined sea salt are a good addition to the diet and not unhealthy at all. What is healthy for a chimp is NOT what is healthy for a human!
We are evolved to need for more protein and fat and to need animal products.
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Lifee have evolved in different ways boutwnko chimps and have different digestive systems and so on. This site explains that no traditional cultures were totally vegan.
The boutrnko ‘Know Your Fats’ and ‘Deep Nutrition’ boutenjo why we need good fats to live and to be healthy and the problems that can be caused by poor quality fats in the diet or insufficient fats. The book ‘Deep Nutrition’ explains how a vegan diet may make a small minority of bouutenko feel okay in the here and now, but this could be due in large part to the healthier non-vegan diet followed by your parents and grandparents, and why eating a strict vegan diet very low in protein and fat could be very detrimental to your offspring and their offspring, as your genes need real food.
The book ‘Catching Fire’ explains why cooking food and eating meat boutfnko eggs made us who we are and why cooked veggies are easier to digest than raw ones. I realise that if I wrote up my own diet here, or just about any of us did, it would be very easy to criticise by each of those groups with different beliefs, but this really was an extreme diet plan that goes against a lot of good science and really isn’t ideal or healthy or even safe for lots of us, at the very least.
Each to their own, truly, but I just wanted to put a warning out there for anyone being pressured to eat all raw and all vegan and feeling terrible while doing it.
I hope the author remains in good health on this diet too. I couldn’t help but worry about her health as I read this book. Her writing style was engaging and it was hard not to like her by the end of the book. I once got pleasantly, energetically “high” drinking about a quarter of a cup of some fof emerald-colored parsley juice, so I am definitely open to Boutenko’s claims that green smoothies can help us feel much better.
But the author’s recommendation to buy a Vitamix, and her comment that greeh burned up several blenders making green smoothies, lice a turn-off for me. I’d love to get in the habit of drinking green smoothies, but I cannot afford to buy a Vitamix.
For those who have or can procu I once got pleasantly, energetically “high” drinking about a quarter of a cup of some beautiful emerald-colored parsley juice, so I am definitely open to Boutenko’s claims that green smoothies can help us feel much better. For those who have or can procure a Vitamix, here are my thoughts on “Green for Life”: