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Eat like an Okinawan (hara hachi bu)

I have a goal in life: I want to live until I’m 100 years old. Whoops no….. correction ….. I want to live happily, healthily, disease and pain free until I’m 100 years old. Not asking too much am I?

Well the good news is I stumbled across a place where this goal is total reality. Okinawa is a two hour flight out of Tokyo, Japan and the people that inhabit this large cluster of islands are affectionately referred to as “Okinawans”.

So why am I so intrigued with the Okinawans? They have the longest life expectancy and the highest percentage of centenarians than anywhere else in the world. An almost disease and disability free life, with a staggering 80% fewer heart attacks than Americans, Breast and prostate cancer are unheard of, Obesity is very rare and they age slowly. (I have a feeling Japan tourism might boom after reading the rest of this blog)

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