Jim Morris is 78 years old, but you’d never guess it. He won Mr. Universe back in 1977, and he looks just as fit and ripped today. During his 30 year career, he’s been awarded over 29 titles, including Mr. America, Mr. California, and Mr. Olympia. He still continues to train regularly at the gym, but one thing that has changed… is his diet.
Morris became a vegetarian back in 1985 at the age of 50, and in 2000, he became vegan, eliminating all meat, fish, dairy, and all animal products from his diet.
He told Frugivore:
"Prior to becoming vegan I suffered digestive problems all my life, mainly constipation. I started taking anti-inflammatory medication in 1966 for my joints. At one point, I was getting cortisone injections directly into both elbows every week. The arthritis kept me awake at night. I would get 2-3 colds yearly and allergy attacks as often. Since becoming vegan all my health problems have completely disappeared."
Morris with his friends, including Arnold Schwarzenegger in the early 70's.