Can eating a raw food diet make you look 20 years younger? When you see Mimi Kirk, recently voted PETA’s sexiest vegetarian over 50, you’ll think so. At age 70, Kirk is living proof that a raw food lifestyle can make you look and feel decades younger. Her healthy anti-aging secrets are available in her newly released book Live Raw: Raw Food Recipes for Good Health and Timeless Beauty (Skyhorse Publishing, June 2011).
Food and attitude for health
Kirk, a mother of four, hardly looks old enough to also have seven grandchildren. But the health-conscious dynamo says healthy food is a key in looking 20 years younger. In addition, she encourages a healthy attitude about food and life. “I love watching a seedling push its way through the soil, hearing a snap when cutting open a watermelon, or inhaling the citrus fragrance after peeling an orange,” she says. How often do you relish in the goodness of the foods you eat, letting them pique all of your senses? Eating passionately and compassionately will not only change the way you feel, but also how you view all living things.
Anti-aging tips and tricks
Live Raw features 120 raw food recipes that are artistic, creative, easy to make, and ultimately delicious and satisfying. As you page through the beautifully illustrated book, you’ll also find Kirk’s anti-aging tips which include the best detoxifying foods, the healthiest foods to eat every day, and 29 tips for staying young at any age. Defying your age is as much about your diet as it is about your spirituality and mentality. Kirk isn’t suggesting any hard-to-maintain lifestyle changes — she’s offering practical advice that will show you how to take better care of yourself so you look and feel (younger and) healthier.