Anne Evers Fraser, The 97-Year-Old-Vegan “I’ll Never Go Back”
At 97 years old, yoga-loving Anne Evers Fraser says she’ll never go back to eating animals again. Fraser ditched animal products in 2017 after watching the pro-vegan documentary What the Health.
raser, the vivacious Grandmother has accrued more than 18,000 followers on Instagram, as well as a lot of media attention, as she speaks out about her healthy vegan lifestyle. Fraser says “the only way to protest the treatment of farm animals is to stop eating them.”
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In an interview with The Standard, Fraser – said she feels ‘wonderful’ as a result of her diet – and listed some of the benefits of plant-based eating. “I have more energy, I feel lighter and less inflamed, my skin is more clear and I’m moving around better. I definitely think it’s keeping me healthier as I age.”
She stays active by walking on a treadmill every day, practices yoga with her granddaughter and even works out with a personal trainer twice a week. Anne Evers Fraser, who turned 97 last month and was born on August 4, 1921, even credits the switch in her diet to getting rid of her irregular heartbeat, which dissipated shortly after she turned to veganism.
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“I had recently been diagnosed with Afib [irregular heartbeat], put on a medication and was feeling miserable. I thought I’d have nothing to lose by giving it a shot. A few weeks later my Afib went away,” she said.
She also talked about the environmental and ethical benefits of veganism, “I want the future generations to have a healthy planet and after learning about the impact animal agriculture has, I felt it was my duty to adopt a vegan diet and encourage others to as well,” she said.
Anne Evers Fraser’s granddaughter, Maggie Bauman, said that the lifestyle change has given her grandmother a “new zest for life”.
“Since going vegan she has more energy and wants to do things and make plans for the future. She is truly thriving on a vegan diet and it’s so inspiring to see,” said the 28-year-old, who runs a restaurant and is also vegan.
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Fraser uses her platform on Instagram to promote her healthier lifestyle: in a recent post, she shared a video of herself lifting weights, writing: “I want to redefine what old looks like.”
“This is 97 friends. Bent over rows, squats, deadlifts. This is what it looks like when you make movement a daily practice and fuel your body with plants.”
“The human body is an incredible thing and every day is a gift. Make the most of it. Take care of yourself and put the work in NOW so you can not just grow old but feel good and enjoy your life in the process.”
Wow, how impressive is Anne Evers Fraser?
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