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Green for Life In search of the perfect human diet Victoria Boutenko compares the standard American diet with the diet of wild chimpanzees Chimpanzees share an estimated % of genes with humans but their diet i

  • Title: Green for Life
  • Author: Victoria Boutenko
  • ISBN: 9780970481962
  • Page: 267
  • Format: Paperback
  • In search of the perfect human diet, Victoria Boutenko compares the standard American diet with the diet of wild chimpanzees Chimpanzees share an estimated 99.4% of genes with humans, but their diet is dramatically different from ours The most glaring difference is that chimpanzees consume significantly green leaves than humans Victoria developed a series of greensIn search of the perfect human diet, Victoria Boutenko compares the standard American diet with the diet of wild chimpanzees Chimpanzees share an estimated 99.4% of genes with humans, but their diet is dramatically different from ours The most glaring difference is that chimpanzees consume significantly green leaves than humans Victoria developed a series of greens smoothies that enable anyone to consume the necessary amount of greens in a very palatable way.

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    1. Victoria Boutenko

      Victoria Boutenko is an author, teacher, inventor, researcher, artist and mother of three She teaches classes on healthy living and raw food all over the world As a result of her research and teachings, thousands of people are drinking and sharing green smoothies.Source greensmoothiesblog who is

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    1. I like green smoothies. 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. ButVictoria 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 tends [...]


    2. Drink Green Smoothies. No really. Change your life and make it happen. You'll be so happy you did. That's the message Victoria Boutenko repeats in her book Green For Life. It's 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.


    3. Not too happy with this book. Green smoothies are good, and they are a great & simple way to add more vegetables and fruit to your diet - I highly recommend them. 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 [...]


    4. *Go green and go, go, go!*Whether you're new (or, uh, should I say green?) to the green smoothie bandwagon or have been riding the revolution for some time, Victoria's updated classic is well worth the read. 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. 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 t [...]


    5. 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 [...]


    6. 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. But the author's recommendation to buy a Vitamix, and her comment that she'd burned up several blenders making green smoothies, was 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 [...]


    7. i recommend this book to everyone. it is fucking awesome, packed full of info on plants (did you know that broccoli is actually a flower? and that parsley is the green top of parsnips? i did not!), nutrition and raw foods. if you have any health problems at all and believe that what you are or are not eating may have something to do with it, read this book. it has affected me in such a positive way already. seriously, i've been drinking those green smoothies everyday and i can really feel a diff [...]


    8. 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". Apparently in Mrs. 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 [...]


    9. This is a book you can read in a couple of hours. Its author, Victoria Boutenko, is extremely enthusiastic about greens and has done her homework. Take some of her claims with a grain of salt. She is a raw foodist and a bit eccentric (ie. she thinks her Russian mother who swam in the river by Chernobyl and died of cancer could have been cured by green smoothies). I decided that she crossed those boundaries because of her enthusiasm for her subject matter. I encourage everyone to give the green s [...]


    10. Not especially well-written, but easy for anyone to understand. Her enthusiasm shines through, which is nice. There's some useful info here, especially if you're having a health crisis and want an option other than pathological medicine. I strongly recommend reading some of the books in her bibliography, which she explains is where she got her knowledge. It's important to have a broader nutritional picture than is given in this book, so you can avoid possible nutritional deficiencies and underst [...]


    11. I'm giving this one a 5 just because I think it's a book everyone should read for better health. I have been drinking smoothies for a while now but this book has motivated me to up my intake. It has great info on why you should be drinking your greens and it also has a nice selection of smoothies to get you on your way to glowing health!


    12. I wanted to read The Green Smoothie Revolution, because that's what I think it will be, but there were no copies available through my library. Fortunately, I have a feeling that this earlier documentation of Victoria's enthusiasm for the green smoothie lifestyle is just as inspiring a read. Green for Life is not a scientific book on nutrition, nor is it particularly well written, but it makes some sound scientific points, and it does so enthusiastically. The book's main idea is that humans evolv [...]


    13. I really enjoyed this quick read, especially with my recent health kick. It was a very good story about Victoria and her family, and the journey to health which arrives her at Green Smoothies, and I am most definitely going to try the Green Smoothies. What she has done here in terms of her Rosebug study is commendable, and the information about why you should incorporate green smoothies in your diet is tremendous. What I was hoping to get was a more complete or comprehensive picture - she gives [...]


    14. Victoria Boutenko exhaustively researched scientific studies regarding the healthiest diet for humans, as well as the diet of our closest relatives, chimpanzees, to discover the healthiest diet for us. I was intrigued to learn that the diet of chimpanzees consists of 45% greens, 50% fruits, and the other 5% is bugs, nuts and maybe some small animals. The book includes charts of the nutritional content of greens, which shows very high amounts of things such as amino acids - the building blocks of [...]


    15. Victoria Boutenko; Igor Boutenko; Sergei Boutenko; Valya Boutenko make a good case for not just "going green", but for green smoothies.I found the making of these smoothies labor intensive. But that is probably because I don’t have the appropriate equipment and a miniscule kitchen. Chopping and grinding greens and fruits to a pulp, in mass quantities, really requires a powerful processor and a large capacity blending bowl and lots of elbow room. Never-the-less, the taste is actually pleasant. [...]


    16. Green smoothies?! Take your basic delicious smoothie and add some greens. Voila! Green smoothie!Still tastes great (if you take it easy) and it packs a whole lotta nutritional goodness. This shows up on my creativity shelf because of the description of how Victoria Boutenko brought about this book and this health practice. Whether she was the first person to come up with this idea or not, she did go through an interesting creative process. It rings of other innovators I have read about. By the w [...]


    17. Gleaned some fun nutrition-related facts, but unprofessional writing style and contradictory ideas made me skeptical of her philosophy. "I believe" used a lot, not very scientific, perhaps mistaking correlation for causation.


    18. Despite the pseudo-science, there are some good suggestions in here about getting more greens into your diet. I wouldn't try curing cancer with green smoothies, but maybe in conjunction with eating more healthily and exercising, you'll be less likely to get ill.


    19. Definitely inspired me to try out green smoothies. My sister and I are working out a plan to try a quart every day for 2 weeks to see how we feel. Looking forward to getting more fiber in my diet and to get the benefits of going green!


    20. Reading this book, I began thinking about ways to make my diet healthier. I am interested in the recipes for smoothies and intend to try several. I want to start drinking smoothies everyday to make my diet healthier. This book is an excellent source of information on healthy smoothies.


    21. Best takeaways were: getting a wide variety of greens, balancing omega 3's w/ 6's & alkaline balance in stomach acid. Good book


    22. Good materialMuch needed information on nutrition! Thanks for your commitment on educating us! I'm hooked on these green smoothies. I make one every morning.


    23. Great information and lots of good ideas here. A good choice for everyone's personal library.Highly recomended.


    24. This book is filled with lots of great information about the value and benefits of eating a healthy raw foods based diet that includes green drinks. Victoria definitely sold me on the importance of incorporating green drinks into our daily diet. Bottoms up to green drinks!


    25. I've been drinking various types of green smoothies for a few years, so I expected to find more recipe ideas and suggestions for different types of greens. She does provide some recipes and also a little information about less-common types of greens, but not as much as I had hoped. One of the strangest things is that although she includes a few recipes, she doesn't include a basic green smoothie formula so readers can play with other ingredients. The book is also a bit disorganized and scattered [...]


    26. First off, everyone considering reading this book should know that Mrs. Boutenko is not a scientist. She makes several technical errors in this book like saying that her Vita-Mix blender's motor runs at speeds up to 240 mph. Well, motors aren't classified in mph, but rather in horsepower, and rpm's. She talks about stomach acid and speaks in terms of high pH acids. Acids are not high pH, but low pH. She makes statements, as another reviewer noted, like her mother that had cancer in which she att [...]


    27. I highly recommend this book if only because I believe so many are unaware of the true nutritional content of dark, leafy greens, including PROTEIN. Boutenko's heavily researched book includes important information about how essential healthy soil, organic farming, and permaculture is to growing nutrient-dense greens and vegetables and fruits. Today's agricultural system, which relies heavily on monoculture and chemical fertilizers (growing one crop on a large expanse of land, often not where it [...]


    28. I encountered a captivating passage cited from a "recent study by Russian biologists" in this book. It stirred my spirit to the brink of tears. When has a study's findings ever rendered you a lugubrious mess? My wildly visceral response led me to the old Google, in a search of the study findings in their entirety. And what I found was no one had bothered to verify Boutenko's claim or sources. There was no Russian biologist by the name offered in the index. Any references to the author and the st [...]


    29. This book starts with Victoria and her family's transition to a Raw Diet and covers reason to go raw and incorporate green smoothies into your lifestyle. The book covers comparing Chimpanzee diet to the average human diet as well comparing to the average American diet. There is solid information and science behind many of the things she presents. I had never heard of 'leafy greens' vs 'all other vegetables'. Eye opening, insightful and something everyone should understand. I also appreciate that [...]


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