References and Research Abstracts Supporting Absolute Greens
1. “Increasing intake of fruits and vegetables may reduce long-term risk of obesity and weight gain…” He, K., Hu, F. B., Colditz, G. A., Manson, J. E., Willett, W. C., & Liu, S. (2004). International Journal of Obesity, (28), 1569-1574.
2. “Flavanoid-rich foods like citrus fruits and onions are known to promote healthy cholesterol levels; pectin found in fruits like apples and vegetables are known to lower cholesterol.” Schwarcz, J. 2004. Reader's digest: foods that harm foods that heal (p.112). NY: Metro Books.
3. ""Isolated dietary fibers from vegetable and fruit sources, particularly pectins, have been shown to have hypocholesterolemic (cholesterol-lowering) action in humans"" Lampe, J. (1999).The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 70(3), 4755-4905.
4. “Consuming more alkalizing vegetables and fruits, especially citrus fruits and green vegetables, will help control and lower the body’s acidity levels…”
Cloe, A. (2010, Nov 29). Foods that reduce acidity in your body. Retrieved from http://www.livestrong.com/article/321217-foods-that-reduce-acidity-in-your-body/
5. “Antioxidants help cells ward off damage from free radicals and minimize the impact of aging.” Nazario, B. (2009). Healthy Eating and Diet, Retrieved from http://www.webmd.com/diet /guide/antioxidants-your-immune-system-super-foods-optimal-health
6. “The antioxidant properties of carotenoids and beta carotene (orange, red, and yellow plant foods, and dark green vegetables) may protect immune cells from destructive free radicals.” Schwarcz, J. 2004. Reader's digest: foods that harm foods that heal (p 217). NY: Metro Books.
7. ""Live foods"" such as root vegetables can help combat fatigue in susceptible individuals. Root foods include carrots, daikon (radish), and burdock root.
Moran, S. (2011, Aug 11). Retrieved from http://www.livestrong.com/article/6606-3-ways-to-fight-fatigue-with-root-vegetables/
8. “Vitamins associated with diets high in fruit and vegetables shown to improve immune status…” Lampe, J. (1999).The American Journal. of Clinical Nutrition. 70(3), 4755-4905.
9. “Many digestive problems can be prevented through lifestyle. Be sure to get adequate amounts of fruits, vegetables, and fiber.” (2008). Cleveland Clinic, Retrieved from http://my.clevelandclinic.org/healthy_living/ nutrition/hic_healthy_eating_for_the_digestive_system.aspx