From Frugivore — We guess this is what treasure-hunter Ponce de Leon was looking for when he sailed across the Atlantic Ocean, claiming he found the fountain of youth in Florida.

Miami-Dade County resident Annette Larkins has sent the internet abuzz with her youthful appearance at the ripe age of seventy. That’s right, you read it correctly … 7-0.

She was profiled on NBC Miami affiliate new WPTV, showing off her figure, tight and clear skin, and her robust garden. Every corner of her garden has something that is edible. She also collects rainwater to drink and water her plants.

Annette says the food in her garden is her ‘Fountain of Youth.’

She tells the news program:

“I am very vibrant, I have lots of energy, as I told you before, I am up no later than 5:30 in the morning as a rule, and I am ready to go,” she said.

Ironically, Annette’s long-time husband owned a meat store in the 1960s, which helped her transition into vegetarianism. We wonder what she saw behind the scenes.

Years later, she made the ultimate decision and became a raw vegan.

According to Annette, she says she does not eat animal products — her food is unprocessed and uncooked.

“My diet consists of fruits, nuts, vegetables and seeds. I do a lot of sprouting of seeds and as you can see from my garden and of course these are the raw foods that I eat.”

Annette also juices fruits and veggies. You name it, she can juice it. Grapefruits, pineapples, even spinach. But not everyone in the Larkins family eats and drinks this way.

Annette’s husband Amos of almost 54 years chose to continue to eat the way he did when they were first married. “I really wish I would have done what she did,” he said.

Amos says people even wonder if Annette is his wife. “They will ask me ‘what am I doing with a young girl? or they will say ‘you’ve got your granddaughter with you,’ things like that.”

Amos takes prescription medicines daily for high blood pressure and diabetes. Annette says she does not even take an aspirin.

Watch her video and read the rest at Frugivore

  • Princess Di

    She looks every bit of 70 to me. But good for her for keeping it fresh til death.

  • Dalili

    Good on her!! She looks great! I admire individuals with the tenacity to be vegans/vegetarians. I juiced for 30 days straight with great results but I just can’t bring myself to give up meat, red meat especially (which wreaks havoc on your digestive system). I did cut back considerably but gotta have meat! :)

  • Nikki

    @princess di Wow! what a hater … everyone can tell the ugliness within you.

    She looks like what we all should look like at seventy. I sure at least need my skin as tight as hers.

  • Tiffany

    Truthfully somewhat in Princess Di’s defense that picture above does not do her justice. When looking at the actual video of Annette talking you can really see that she looks A LOT younger than her 70 years. God bless her.

  • Carolyn

    I was thinking the same thing! But as long as she feels good…..

  • edub

    She is absolutely beautiful. I agree, watch the video. She is glowing!

  • Freebee33

    Thank you! When I saw the article and the picture, I guessed her exact age without even opening it. But she still looks good for her age, kudos to her for a healthy lifestyle choice.

  • Tonton Michel

    “My diet consists of fruits, nuts, vegetables and seed”

    Where you at? I know you are around here somewhere!

    Get off that “I’m Not Racist, I Just Don’t Want to Screw a White Man” trap and get in here and say it!

  • bob

    i just ate a burger and it was good

  • mahogany

    I’m a partial vegetarian (still eat eggs and fish) but I couldn’t do vegan everyday. Maybe once a week. She looks good.

  • Alexandra

    I was looking for his comment as well. Ha.

  • I got sense!

    I thought the exact same thing until I clicked on the link and actually watched the video. The picture doesn’t do her justice. She REALLY does look good. Watch the clip and let me know what you think.

  • AustralianGirl


    This picture doesn’t do her justice. Watch the video – she is stunning! I really can’t believe she is 70, she looks early 40′s at the most.

  • Tamoniva

    She does look great. Bless her heart. She does look Young.

  • pink

    She looks better than a lot of 25 year olds. Have you all seen some of the obese….flab infested young people (with fat arms, fat backs, and fat stomachs) who wallk around with too much skin showing acting like everything’s ok. Well it’s not ok fat people. And for those of you who think I’m being harsh….if the shoe does’t fit….then it’s not about you

  • Princess Di

    No hate, just an opinion. Nothing more, nothing less.

  • pink

    I watched video, and my thoughts are I would have dropped the fat mofo of a husband a long time ago. Sorry….but he looks lazy. She on the otherhand looks great!!

  • Kacey

    LOL! I agree! He looks a mess! I’m sorry, he’s probably a wonderful man but if I were her I would be a bit embarrassed to be seen with him.

    And for all of you who think she doesn’t look that young in the pic, click on the link and watch the video. She looks to be about 40 – that’s 30 years younger than her actual age!

  • minna k.

    Score for team veg!!

  • JC

    Why would someone choose to be vegan? To help defy aging! Here are two uplifting videos to help everyone understand why so many people are making this life affirming choice: and

  • Vee

    Wow she does not look 70 years young!! I gave her 45 at least. Kudos to her lifestyle. I am not sure if I can go completely vegan I like the taste of meat especially chicken and fish.

  • KIM

    YEAH, she looks 70, i guessed 65 before i read it, yall see them wrinkles

  • modern lady

    There’s Joan Rivers 70, then there’s this-I much prefer this. She’s convinced me to try giving up meat at least a few days a week.

  • modern lady

    Yeah, I don’t think most people looking at this woman on the street would think “there’s a 70 yo”. Maybe 55 at most. Stop fakin’ the funk.

  • Mindy

    Wow! She looks fabulous!!

  • Margaret

    LOLOL I was thinking the same thing! She definitely doesn’t look any younger than 73 and that hair probably has something to do with it. But who am I?

  • Margaret

    And I agree with Princess Di. I didn’t watch the clip though…and they are saying that the clip does her justice.

  • Jen


  • pink

    Princess: I’d like to see what you’ll look like at 70

  • Candy 1

    That’s called being a pesceterian. I considered it, but I don’t really like fish that much. Makes me nauseous.

  • Channing

    I thought the same thing until I watched the video. Like the previous commentor said, the picture does NOT do her justice at all, she looks 40 in that video.

  • Essence

    Wow! She looks amazing! When I saw the video I was really blown away because her skin was so flawless and tight! She looks like she’s in her mid 40s, early 50s! And she’s fierce too! I LOVED the red peplum dress with the wide belt! Fabulous for her!! Now I feel slightly guilty for devouring those buffalo wings and pizza, but not guilty enough to give up meat. lol.

  • Dee Rohe

    The picture does not do her justice, the video is more telling. I for one, am encouraged, and am not jealous, but happy for her! A very good example for me, and I hope to follow it.

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