They say ‘black don’t crack’ but 70-year-old Annette Larkins might have found the secret to eternal youth, only hers doesn’t imply using growth hormones and testosterone.
Thanks to the diet and lifestyle she maintains, she looks so young that people mistake her to be the daughter, when she’s out with her husband of 54 years.
So what’s the secret?
Larkins says the secret to her beauty lies in the raw vegan diet, consisting of organic vegetables, fruits, seeds and nuts grown in her own garden, she calls the ‘fountain of youth’.
Believe it or not but Larkins doesn’t touch anything that has been cooked. And another strange thing she does is collect rainwater, to keep her garden blossoming, but also to drink.
This is a lifestyle she picked up when she decided to stop eating meatas her husband used to own a meat factory way back in the 1960s.
At first, Larkins was just looking for a few health benefits and never anticipated that she would look like a 40-year-old at the age of 70. In the 27 years that she has been eating raw, Larkins has written two booklets called Journey to Health and also produced a DVD containing all her healthy secrets.
Her husband wishes he had followed her example, because now he looks much, much older and also suffers from diabetes and high blood pressure. He takes prescription medicine every day, but Annette doesn’t even take an aspirin.