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It's never too late to change a habit of a lifetime - no one knows that better than Anne Evers Fraser, who turned vegan just three weeks before her 96th birthday.
Fraser, who lives in Ohio, was partly inspired by her granddaughter who enjoys a plant-based diet.
But what tipped her over the edge was controversial celebrity-endorsed documentary What The Health.
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On Instagram, she explained she used to take medication for her atrial fibrillation (AFib), but it made her "feel terrible".
So, she was particularly excited by the supposed health boost that documentary What The Health says a vegan diet can give.
She wrote on Instagram:
A few weeks later my Afib went away and I was cleared to get off that medicine!I want to share my story with the hope that I can inspire others to adopt a #plantbased diet!I wish I would have had this info decades ago but I’m here to say it’s never too late!
A few weeks later my Afib went away and I was cleared to get off that medicine!
I want to share my story with the hope that I can inspire others to adopt a #plantbased diet!
I wish I would have had this info decades ago but I’m here to say it’s never too late!
There is some evidence that a plant-based diet cuts your odds of getting heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, compared to diets with more meat.
A study also found that those with atrial fibrillation who have a higher intake of antioxidants were 80 per cent more likely to spontaneously revert back to a normal heart rhythm.
Berries, fruits, nuts and vegetables are high in antioxidants, so it's no wonder that a plant-based diet might give your heart a boost.
Under the introductory post above, user desi_dew wrote:
You are amazing! I want to be like you when I'm 96. I'm 56 years old, have been vegetarian since i was 19, raised my son vegetarian, and I became vegan 2 years ago. Keep up the good work!
And joann_menard said:
This is amazing.... get ready for another 96 years Anne!!
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