Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Diet of the Souk

Reporting from the Tel Aviv for JTA News, Ben Sales interviews 60-year-old Amnon Tubi, 60, who has been peddling produce and fresh fish in the crowded, open-air Carmel Market for four decades. "He’s no doctor, but that won’t stop him from recommending a daily diet: fish, vegetables, chicken, legumes and eggs," Sales reports.

"Subtract the eggs, and what’s left are some of the recommendations from a comprehensive dietary study published last month in the New England Journal of Medicine, which found that a Mediterranean diet can reduce the effects of heart disease by up to 30 percent.

"Which foods are best? Olive oil, fruit, nuts, vegetables, cereals, fish and poultry."