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Venus and Serena Williams: Raw Vegan Powerhouses

Venus and Serena Williams: Raw Vegan Powerhouses

Think vegans can’t get power from their food? Think again! Believe it or not, tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams follow a healthy, balanced raw vegan diet during the tennis season. That’s right, both raw and vegan. These women kick serious butt on the court without eating any cooked food or animal products. While the superstar […]

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    8 Surprising Health Facts About the Superfood Spinach

    8 Surprising Health Facts About the Superfood Spinach

    Full of nutrients and delicious taste, spinach is a winter superfood. But what’s the best way to eat it? Read the following surprising facts about this leafy green: Taking spinach in juice form is actually the healthiest way to consume it. Photo credit: Shutterstock 1. It’s wiser to choose tender baby spinach leaves. The larger […]

    Fast Fashion Is the Second Dirtiest Industry in the World, Next to Big Oil

    Fast Fashion Is the Second Dirtiest Industry in the World, Next to Big Oil

    By Glynis Sweeny “The clothing industry is the second largest polluter in the world … second only to oil,” the recipient of an environmental award told a stunned Manhattan audience earlier this year. “It’s a really nasty business … it’s a mess.” While you’d never hear an oil tycoon malign his bonanza in such a […]

    It’s So Hot in Texas That Shoes Are Literally Melting

    It’s So Hot in Texas That Shoes Are Literally Melting

    Summer is coming to an end but the relentless heat has not. Temperatures soared to 106 degrees in the city of Allen, Texas this week, causing a high school football player’s shoes to literally melt. Allen Eagles Football practice scorching hot?@nikefootball @_anthonytaylor_ worked so hard he melted his shoe pic.twitter.com/KZ5z1gZTtH — mike harrison (@EgleDoc) August […]

    12 High-Carb Foods That Are Incredibly Healthy for You

    12 High-Carb Foods That Are Incredibly Healthy for You

    By Adda Bjarnadottir Carbs have been unfairly blamed for causing the obesity epidemic. However, the truth is that not all carbs are created equal. Processed junk foods high in sugar and refined grains are definitely unhealthy and fattening. But this has no relevance to whole, fiber-rich foods that also happen to contain carbohydrates. Although low-carb […]

    7 Nutrients You Can’t Get From Plant-Based Foods

    7 Nutrients You Can’t Get From Plant-Based Foods

    Humans evolved eating both plant foods and animal foods. By completely eliminating either, we risk becoming deficient in key nutrients. This article lists 7 nutrients that you can not get from commonly consumed plant foods. Vegetarians and vegans may need to supplement with some of them in order to maintain optimal health. There are a […]

    Berberine: The Most Powerful Natural Supplement on Earth

    Berberine: The Most Powerful Natural Supplement on Earth

    By Kris Gunnars A compound called berberine is one of the most powerful natural supplements on Earth. It has very impressive health benefits, and affects your body at the molecular level. Berberine is a bioactive compound that can be extracted from several different plants, including a group of shrubs called Berberis. Photo credit: Shutterstock Berberine […]

    Urban Greenway System Will Link 60 Miles of Trails

    Urban Greenway System Will Link 60 Miles of Trails

    By Emma DiPasquale Emma DiPasquale is a rising senior at John Carroll University. She studies English and environmental studies and hopes to pursue a masters degree in English literature with focus in environmental theory. Emma worked as an intern at EcoWatch last summer. It was a cold winter evening in February when citizens gathered at […]

    5 Health Benefits of the Nordic Diet

    5 Health Benefits of the Nordic Diet

    By Joe Leech The latest “diet” to appear in the media is called the Nordic diet. Proponents of this diet claim that you can improve your health by eating “Nordic” foods. These are the traditional foods commonly eaten by people in the Nordic countries. The Nordic diet emphasizes locally grown and sustainable food sources, with […]