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Victoria Butenko has been a raw foodist since 1994. Despite the fact that this type of diet helped solve many he alth problems, seven years later, Victoria and her family members began to feel worse. The woman began to look for a way out. She studied specialized literature, consulted doctors, experimented. Butenko managed to find a magical remedy and prove its effectiveness. She came up with a cocktail - a creamy substance from water, leaves of any edible plants and fruits crushed in a blender. Greens for Life is a book in which Victoria details her journey, experiments and the healing effects of a green smoothie.
Deterioration of he alth
Once Victoria weighed 120 kg, had serious heart problems and, going to bed, was afraid not to wake up. For her 38-year-old husband, doctors predicted death in 2 months or (at best) a wheelchair. The son suffered from diabetes, and the daughter was tormented by allergies and asthma. Then the Butenko family was saved by a raw food diet. These people, who struggled to get out of bed in the morning, participated in a 10-kilometer race after three and a half months.
In the book "Green for Life" Victoria Butenko says that after seven years of a 100% raw food diet, there was a rollback. The former energy was replaced by heaviness, drowsiness. There were problems with the teeth, none of the raw foods climbed into the throat.
Finding a solution
In Green for Life, Victoria describes looking for a way out. She learned that only grass contains absolutely all the substances necessary for a person. The woman had two questions: how to force herself to eat this unappetizing product and how much to use it.
Butenko decided to study the diet of chimpanzees, because the genotype of these animals is 99.4% identical to ours, and they are actively used in medical research. It turned out that from 40 to 50% of their diet is plant leaves. Another 50% is fruit. Seeds, nuts, insects, bark, vegetables, chimpanzees eat little and rarely - during a drought or under adverse conditions.
Victoria understood how important greens are for life, but the body refused to accept it, nausea and heartburn immediately appeared. Studying specialized literature, Butenko learned that in order to get the huge amount of nutrients that are contained in plants, you need to destroy their cell walls. This is possible only if the leaves are thoroughly chewed to the state of gruel. Victoria decided that she could not do it, so she chopped a bunch of greens in a blender,by adding some water. The problem was that the greens, even in this form, caused nausea. Then Victoria added a banana to the resulting mass. To her surprise, the mixture smelled very nice and tasted amazing. The sweetness of the banana overcame the bitter taste of the greens, but the drink was not cloying. Butenko began experimenting with cocktail compositions.
Effect of green smoothies on he alth
Butenko's book "Green for Life" describes in detail the positive changes. After a month of eating exclusively cocktails, Victoria noticed that the skin of her face tightened, wrinkles disappeared, and moles on her body disappeared. The woman's eyesight has become sharper, her nails have become stronger, the condition of her gums and teeth has improved.
Before, when Victoria felt tired, she was invariably drawn to heavy and fatty, albeit raw, food (such as nuts and seeds). This craving passed by itself, without any volitional efforts. The desire to s alt salads, season them with oil has disappeared.
Inspired by the lightness and energy that green smoothies gave her, Victoria brought a blender to her office. She began to treat her employees and visitors with a drink. Many people did not change their diet, but simply added a liter portion of the cocktail to it every day. After a short time, they shared their successes: someone's gray hair darkened and dandruff disappeared, someone lost extra pounds and normalized sugar levels, someone had an allergy and improved bowel function. Then Victoria, wanting to help even morenumber of people, wrote a book and emailed it to everyone she knew. The result was a flood of appreciative feedback from readers.
Green for life
Healing properties of greens:
- Plenty of nutrients. The leaves of many plants are bitter, so it is not surprising that people prefer to eat the roots of carrots, radishes, beets, and not their tops. Root vegetables have a pleasant or neutral taste due to sugar, and tops are bitter due to saturation with vitamins and minerals. In the tops of these substances, tens and even hundreds (depending on the plant) times more.
- High protein content. In a 450-gram bunch of greens, there is more of it than the recommended daily allowance. This protein is completely different from that found in animal food, it does not need to be broken down into amino acids, it is absorbed more easily and quickly.
- The ability to alkalize the body. As early as 1931, Warburg received the Nobel Prize for his discovery that cancer develops when the pH of the body shifts towards acid. By eating enough greens, the balance is restored. The alkaline environment also prevents the reproduction of fungi, pathogenic bacteria, parasites.
- Purification. The leaves of plants, like a sponge, clean out toxins from the body. In Greens for Life, Victoria laments that the average human consumes only 10-15 grams of fiber per day, while chimpanzees consume up to 300 grams.
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