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ABOUT THE BLUE ZONES

There are four specific places on earth which have the highest percentage of people who live to 100 years and beyond. These specific places are:

  1. Okinawa (Japan)
  2. Sardinia (Italy)
  3. Nicoya (Costa Rica)
  4. Ikaria (Greece)

These regions are commonly known as the ‘Blue Zones’, a concept first introduced more than a decade ago by National Geographic. It was found that residents of these communities produce a high rate of centenarians, suffer a fraction of the diseases that commonly kill people in other parts of the developed world, and enjoy more healthy years of life.

Okinawa (Japan) -  The largest island in a subtropical archipelago controlled by Japan, Okinawa is home to the world’s longest-lived women. Food staples like Okinawan sweet potatoes, soybeans, mugwort, turmeric, and goya (bitter melon) & tea keep Okinawans living long and healthy lives.

Sardinia (Italy)The mountainous highlands of this Italian island boast the world’s highest concentration of centenarian men. Its population consumes a low-protein diet associated with lower rates of diabetes, cancer, and death for people under age 65.

Nicoya (Costa Rica)In this region of Central America, residents have the world’s lowest rate of middle-age mortality and the second highest concentration of male centenarians. Their longevity secret lies partly in their strong faith communities, deep social networks, and habits of regular, low-intensity physical activity.

Ikaria (Greece)This island eight miles off the coast of Turkey in the Aegean Sea has some of the world’s lowest rates of middle-age mortality and dementia. Research links their increased longevity with their traditional Mediterranean diet, which is heavy in vegetables and healthy fats and contains smaller amounts of dairy and meat products.

LEARN MORE ABOUT BLUE ZONES

Many studies and articles have been written about the Blue Zones, where common lifestyle characteristics such as diet, exercise & social well being all seem to contribute to longer life.

DRINKING TEA IN OKINAWA, JAPAN

In Okinawa, Japan, old people make tea, squatting in the corner and pouring hot water over tea leaves as the room filled with a delicate, floral aroma.

If you know anything about the history of Turmeric, you will know the people of Okinawa love their turmeric tea.

DRINKING TEA IN IKARIA, GREECE

Ikarians typically brew their daily cup of tea with just one fresh herb (either rosemary, wild sage, oregano, marjoram, mint or dandelion) that they have picked themselves that day, all plants that may have medicinal properties.

DRINK & EAT BLUE

Drink 6 glasses of water daily, can be tea & coffee.  Eat more Vegetables & Fruits.

BLUE VILLAGES LIFESTYLE
Okinawa, Costa Rica, Ikaria & Sardinia

Tips how to be young & energetic

Simply concentrate for 2 minutes, breathing in for 5 seconds and breathing out for 5 seconds. Repeat this 4 times a day

7 hours+ per day

Eat Greek: Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Salmon, Spinach, Broccoli, Salads etc.
Eat Okinawan: Less Meat, More Fish, Carbohydrates

Kefir (fermented milk drink), water (+apple cider vinegar), tea, coffee.

Yoga, Tai Chi, and/or Pilates
Gardening, Walk

YOUR TEA JOURNEY BEGINS HERE

DRINKING TEA IN SARDINIA, ITALY

To neutralize the effects of the wine, Sardinians drink milk thistle tea,
believed by locals to cleanse the liver.

FEATURED TEA FROM OKINAWA

We've selected a few teas for you

TURMERIC

100% grown in Okinawa
Japan

GUAVA LEAF

100% grown in Okinawa
Japan

KUMISUKUCHIN

100% grown in Okinawa
Japan

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