It is never too late to start eating plant-based, and 96-year-old Anne Fraser is living proof!
After watching the documentary What the Health? with her granddaughter and realizing how broken the animal agriculture system is, Anne wanted to do her part to make a change. On top of this, she was diagnosed with AFib (irregular heartbeat), prescribed medicine made her legs “feel like lead,” and traditional methods of treatment were deemed too risky for someone her age. But, after switching to a plant-based diet, Anne’s AFib is now no more!
Anne stays active and leads a chair yoga class every Monday at her retirement home. She says, “I’ve always ended all my classes with the meta prayer, ‘May all beings be happy and free’ and after becoming vegan, and learning how inhumane and cruel our animal agriculture system is, I realized that I wasn’t doing my part. I was praying for all animals to be happy and free but not practicing it by still consuming animal products. Now when I say that prayer it has a deeper meaning to me.”
Anne credits her granddaughter for helping her make the change to a plant-based diet, a choice she made just three weeks before her 96th birthday.
Here Anne gives a sneak peak into a project she is working on to encourage everyone, especially senior citizens, to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.
Anne loves donning vegan-themed t-shirts and says they are great conversation starters in her retirement community where her peers are not too familiar with veganism.
Anne says it can be somewhat of a challenge changing the old habits of her peers, but she says she “tricks” them into eating vegan by making yummy plant-based treats like breakfast cookies. She has already convinced her bestie to make the switch too!
Anne is a beautiful example of how compassion and a plant-based diet can feed your body and mind and improve both spiritual and physical health. Way to go Anne!
For more inspiration from this plant-powered grandma, visit her Instagram page. Share this post and encourage all the people in your life to learn more about how eating plant-based can benefit their personal health – and help animals and the environment along the way.
To learn more about how you can start using your food choices for the better, check out One Green Planet’s #EatForThePlanet campaign.