If you thought you and your friends were the only ones itching for a healthy change in 2012, think again. Like the rest of us, celebrities are concerned about their health and tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams are no exception.
After opening up about her battle with Sjogren’s Syndrome, an incurable disease of the immune system which affects the body’s moisture-producing glands, Venus Williams has made it her mission to change her lifestyle by adding yoga to her workout routine to combat joint pain, and by switching to a raw vegan diet this year with sister Serena joining her for moral support.
For those of you who are curious, raw veganism is a diet that combines veganism and raw foodism. It excludes all food of animal origin, and all food cooked above 48 degrees Celsius (118 degrees Fahrenheit). A raw vegan diet includes raw vegetables and fruits, nuts and nut pastes, grain and legume sprouts, seeds, plant oils, sea vegetables, herbs, and fresh juices. If you’re looking to break your body’s addiction to sugar and other unhealthy chemicals or simply looking for a lifestyle change, the raw vegan diet could be for you.
Could you go raw?