Happy New Years everyone! Here’s some interesting news – Venus and Serena Williams are switching to a vegan diet, making them some of the highest-profile athletes to ever to do so. Should be interesting to see what happens, especially with Serena’s beefy body. From MindBodyGreen:
Venus and Serena Williams Go Vegan
Tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams join the growing list of celebrities who are embracing a plant-based diet by going vegan. Venus has made the switch due to health reasons and her sister, Serena, has made the switch to show her support.
‘I couldn’t raise my arm over my head, the racket felt like concrete. I had no feelings in my hands. They were swollen and itchy. I realized it would be a miserable show… I would go to the doctor and start crying. I couldn’t help it. I just want a chance to play on the same field as other people, I want to feel normal, but as frightening as the diagnosis was, it was also a relief.’
At Serena’s recommendation she is seeking holistic alternatives like yoga and massage. The former steak lover has also changed her diet to raw vegan dishes which should help ease the inflammation on her joints. Her sister has shown her support by joining her in the diet.