At a "longevity restaurant" (an eatery claiming to serve food that will make patrons live longer) in Ogimi, Okinawa, 96-year-old Matsu Taira finishes the long-life lunch with a jellied fruit dessert made from bright-red acerola berries. Hungry Planet: What the World Eats (p. 192). Hara hachi bu: "eat only until 80 percent full," say older Okinawans. The island has been the focus in recent years of researchers trying to discover why a disproportionately large number of Okinawans are living to age 100 or more. This image is featured alongside the Matsuda family images in Hungry Planet: What the World Eats.
- © 2005 Peter Menzel / Hungry Planet: What the World Eats / www.menzelphoto.com
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