You might notice the special colour of this Okinawan tea in the photo sent in by our contributor, Mike. It is yellow because it contains turmeric which is said to help will all manner of ills. Since Okinawa has a large population of centenarians, there must be something to it!

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Okinawa Lunch
Shopfront in Naha, Okinawa, Japan
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About the author

Marie lives in Auckland, New Zealand but was born in the United States and is a dual-national. She has lived in five countries altogether but sees New Zealand as her real home base. She loves travel, and living in multi-cultural Auckland is the next best thing to being out there.