At 78 years old, Jim Morris is surprising people around the world with his exceptional physique. Morris credits the excellent condition of his body to switching to a vegetarian, and later vegan, diet.
“The protein in animal products is so laden with fats and chemicals and all sorts of stuff that’s harmful to you,” Morris tells PETA. “When I was competing and stuffing down all of that sort of stuff, I had lots of digestive problems. I know as a fact I would not be here and I would not be in this condition now had I continued eating the way I was.”
Morris is a shining example proving that a vegan diet can be healthy, and you don’t need animal-based protein to make muscle gains at the gym. Morris became a vegetarian at 50, and later a vegan at 65.