Vegan Diet: Why Does This 72 Year Old Woman Look 40?

May 25, 2014

Is a vegan diet the new key to aging well? It’s always been said that black women age well. Some may call it an old wive’s tale. Some say it’s a mere stereotype.

Others believe the proof is in the reflections of generations of black women, who looked quite young for their ages. Many of us have seen vintage pictures of great-great grandmothers and aunts, who were simply gorgeous at 50, 60 even 80 years old.

Which brings us to 72-year old vegan, Annette Larkins, a current Miami, Florida resident, born in 1942. The mother of two 50s-something men has been happily married to Amos Larkins, Jr. for 56 years. She’s also the manufacturer of “The Little Chef’s”, a salad dressing that was once very popular in health food stores.

She didn’t have the passion needed to make the salad dressing a major success. However, she continued having a desire to help other people learn how to achieve healthy lifestyles. That’s how, “Annette’s Raw Kitchen”, Larkins’ self-produced DVD was born.

Annette Larkins Believes in a Raw Diet and Natural Virgin Hair Extensions

Annette Larkins not only looks young for her age, she’s very healthy as well. And, look at that beautiful her hair. Are those natural virgin hair extensions? Image Source: Positive Med

Featured Image: Black Women Age Well – Does this beautiful black woman look 72 years old? Source: News One

How Does Annette Larkins Stay Looking So Young?

So, how does this professional women of color continue looking more than 30 years younger than she is all these years? According to her, the answer is: a raw vegan diet.

Larkins insists that for decades, she’s been on a vegan diet of 100% raw nuts, fruits and vegetables. The healthy eating senior even collects rainwater. She uses it to nourish the veggies and fruits she grows right in her own backyard.

Just like any raw vegan diet, Mrs. Larkins is 100% free of any and all products from animals. She passionately refers to her régime as her own personal fountain of youth.

Positive Effects of a Vegan Diet

Annette Larkins Believes in a Strict Raw Vegan Diet

A raw vegan diet consists of non-meat foods, including 100% raw veggies and fruits. Image Source: Wikipedia Commons

Over the decades, Mr. Larkins refused to follow the same healthy diet as his wife. Now, the 81-year old regrets the decision. Today, Annette still has her youthful glow, while her husband is being referred to as her grandfather by strangers.

The Mrs. proudly boasts about being so healthy she doesn’t even have to take aspirin. While, on the other hand, the Mr. is currently on both high blood pressure and diabetes medications.

As of 2013, vegetarian statistics showed:

  • There were one million American vegans in the US
  • About 59% of the female population in the US were vegetarians
  • Around 53% of vegetarians cited “improving overall health” as reason for choice

Vegan Diet and Hair Loss

Some vegans and vegetarians have complained about hair loss after their healthy transformations. However, studies suggest that this is generally due to a lack of protein in their diets. But, this is an easy problem to tackle.

The trick is to substitute the protein you used to intake through meats and meat products with the right vegan foods, such as:

  • Greens
  • Spinach
  • String Beans
  • Hemp
  • Nut Butter
  • Quinoa
  • Lentils
  • Beans

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